Sure, she’s on the closer side to 3. And she’s tall enough to be 4. But I have to remind myself, she’s only 2 and there’s a reason they call them terrible.
Don’t get me wrong, she’s practically perfect. Even delicious. But boy does she try to make me admit I’m old and impatient and slow and tired. She breaks crayons. She throws her waffle on the floor when she’s had enough. She has somehow forgotten what “no” means – unless she’s saying it to me. She’s stingy with her hugs & kisses. She’ll ask for something once – after that, she’ll demand it.
At the same time, she has learned her manners. She says please & thank you. She even says “scuse me” when she needs you to move or when she makes an unattractive noise from her body.
But then she’ll throw her shoe at me from the backseat of the car. Or turn over her bowl of oatmeal when I ask her to finish. Or she’ll take the sheets of her bed, knowing I’ll make it 3 times and give up on her nap.
Normal? A bit too sassy? Any tips that will help my old, impatient, tired self?