Re: The wind out my sails
oh god yes! Anyone who has even the slightest criticism of you for telling the truth about how difficult toddlers can be has either never had one or it's been so long they've forgotten. Or they just got an easy one by some fluke of nature.. I like to think 'pay now or pay later' applies and their easy toddler will be a hellion teenager.
Originally Posted by NotLad
If one more person tells me to "enjoy them while they are little" I'm going follow them home and scream at them until I pass out.
Any tips for surviving this phase?
It IS hard. I have a super active, curious, agile, fast and STRONG toddler. And he does not do patience well. Sometimes by the end of the day I feel like all I've done is prove Darwin wrong. This too shall pass, and admitting that this is not your favorite age does not mean you love him any less. I would walk in front of a train for either of my kids in a second, but the fact remains that they both were/are like howler monkeys on crack as toddlers and the farther we get from that stage the better.
anne, the wahm formerly known as zephyrclothdiapers (now retired, thank you!) + josh (the dh) = liam 06/04 and riley 09/10
done biologically, working on adopting from foster care