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Terrible Twos.

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in terrible twos, Uncategorized | 2 comments

The “Terrible Twos”? Are legit, people. Totally, completely, frighteningly legit. The mood swings and resulting tantrums are unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. Take last night for example. I picked Ryan up from daycare, and dude was in The Best Mood. He told me all about his day, which involved playing outside, playing with friends,...

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What “Terrible Twos” REALLY means.

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 in terrible twos, toddler tantrums, toddler tantrums in public, what are terrible twos, what does terrible twos really mean, when do terrible twos start | 0 comments

Last night, I pulled into the parking lot of Ryan’s daycare. I passed by his main teacher, who was leaving for the day. I smiled at her. She blinked and nodded once. Uh-oh…I walked into his classroom. He spotted me, grinned and ran into my arms, the same way he does every day. The picture-perfect reunion after a day apart. His other teacher...

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My kid insists I hold him.

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in terrible twos, toddler phase, toddler wants me to hold him all the time, toddler whining phase | 0 comments

Ryan really likes when I hold and/or carry him. Like, reeeeeally likes it. In theory, I kind of like it, too. That he needs me so much and feels so connected to me. But in practice, I get a lot of this: That’s right. He likes me to hold and/or carry him; but only while I’m standing. I am not allowed to sit. I am not allowed to lean. I cannot...

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