Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Three is the new Two


Love this picture I found. Is it just me or do the 3's seem a lot more challenging than the 2's? This is the general consensus around my neighborhood. Mini#2 is wearing out our dining room time-out chair. He may be spending more time there than in his bedroom these days. And where are his angry responses coming from? Yesterday I told him it was time to go inside from playing so we could have lunch. His response: (loudly) "I'M COMING MOM!" I was appalled! Last time I checked he was only 3, not 13! He's started telling his neighbor friend "you're not my friend." Last week at the park I made the mistake of trying to open his water bottle when he wanted to do it. He burst into tears, ran across a field and threw himself on the ground all for my friends to enjoy. Actually that's what prompted the 3's versus 2's conversation. The earth stops revolving if I pour milk into a glass that is not of his choice. I could go on and on, but why further throw out all of this unpleasantness I experience day after day. I swear he's starting to grow horns of the devil variety. Surely this isn't just at the White House is it? What are your "angels" doing these days?

8 comments:

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I have a 2 1/2 year old son and he acts very much like you describe regarding melt-downs over the littlest things. The back-talking has been going on for quite a few months. I swear he says "NO" to every single thing I tell him to do. I, too, have heard 3 is even worse, but then I've heard 4 and 5 are a dream. Looking back, I know we'll say these years wwent by so fast, but sometimes the days are long, huh? :o)

Belle-ah said...

Three was much more challenging than 2 because they can say so much more and they DO! LOL

Mom x 2 said...

3.5 kicked my ass, I'm not gonna lie. My oldest was a dream at 2yo and awful at 3.5 years. My little one just turned 2 today and he's an angel but he is already developing a strong opinion. Tonight I said, "It's time for night-night" and he looks right at me and says "No night-night." Oh brother.

Feener said...

oh yes 3 has been worse than 2 and i have heard that 4 is hard as well....

ilovepink said...

That is what I hear but, I hope not! 2 is challenging enough for us. Our time out spot is getting quite worn too!

Southern Fried Mom said...

Three is totally the new two. In fact, with both my boys two was a picnic compared to three. And, I'm now in the worst part of the threes with the "not so easy" one. I feel your pain!

cancersucks said...

I'll just sum it up by saying I had to spend $7.95 on the "Teeth are not for Biting" book for my just turned 3 year old. It's going to be a long summer with the 2 older ones antaganizing him. He told his big sissy today, "no, you go to time out". Lovely!

Kris said...

I loved two. I am in the depths of three and it's a daily love/hate relationship. There has been a lot of time spent on the naughty spot with "I don't LIKE you" being muttered in my direction. 3 hours later at bedtime? "Mommy, come nuggle with me, I need you!"