Marme and E and WC

I love you to the moon and back again…

The terrible 3’s?

on April 7, 2014

photo(4)The twos are gone. And the threes are in full swing. The twos may be for the temper tantrums. The threes are for challenging every aspect of authority with a firm, “no”. With all the strength they can muster they begin to exert their independence.

It’s hard to believe that the sweet little baby boy that you once held in your arms can make the most awful faces, turn away in anger, and point his fist at you in defiance. But he does. And it’s not pretty.

Sometimes, though, you just have to laugh. And that makes it hard to tow the line with discipline. At the same time, you know he’s just testing the waters and trying to figure out where the line in the sand is. No parent likes this phase, and neither do the grandparents.

Here’s the good news though . . .this too shall pass. Soon the fours will come, and then the fives, and then you will be knee deep in puberty. At least, we’ve got baby WC to remind us that the sweet little boy we fell in love with three years ago is still there–hiding inside of the rebellious little toddler.

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