Terrible twos, that's the name for this all.the.time. crying/tantrum throwing, right?
Here's how most days go (I even took some crappy cell phone pics so you can get the full effect, you're welcome).
Emily is awake anytime between 6 and 6:30.
Get her up for school. Some mornings she cries unless one of us stands and holds her- do not sit down or put her down, that will cause more crying.
Try to get her dressed.....good lord. Take off her socks, crying. Take off her pajama top, crying. Put clean clothes on, after chasing her around the room. Combing that hair without crying- an impossible feat.
|I changed her pants.|
Give her some milk and hope that the milk will keep her occupied for a few minutes while I try to get dressed for work. Usually more crying at the gate while she screams, "mommmmmmy" over and over until I get my butt back out to her.
Go to school- walk in the door and a transformation to the happiest, best behaved little girl happens miraculously. Teachers at school have never seen her throw a fit. Strange.
|school is the best!|
Pick the kids up from school. If I pick Gavin up instead of her, crying. If I don't give her milk as soon as she gets in the car, crying. If I don't figure out if she wants to walk up the steps or be carried up the steps- you guessed it, crying.
|yesterday she wanted to walk up the steps, today she wants to be carried. Duh mom.|
Make dinner with the toddler chanting "mickey" following me all over the kitchen, opening drawers, throwing tupperware and towels everywhere. Steve and Gavin are happily playing in the living room. Try to get Emily to go play with them, more crying at the gate- "mommmmmmmy".
|blurry because she's trying to yank the gate out of the wall.|
Get her to eat the dinner- *might* happen, as long as there is ranch for dipping.
Play outside- usually a happy time.
Bath time- depends on her mood, sometimes bath time is fun, other times- not so much. Drying off is always cry inducing.
|I wanted out of the tub but I DO NOT want to be dried off|
Bed time- easy peasy, thank God.
Oh Emily, I love you so much. I just wish I knew what was going through your little toddler head so I could fix what makes you cry. As I've heard many, many times from your Grandpa Mark- "she's just like you were". I'm sorry mom & dad.
Are your toddlers as
And if you have a toddler and haven't seen this- go now and get a good laugh.