Our toddler Izaiah turned 3 in March. This particular toddler, whom I love so so much – is uhm, how do I say this – quite the WILD CHILD. He has knocked his teeth into his gums. I can’t count the number of black eyes the boy has sustained. A day doesn’t go by where he isn’t bruised or scraped. While he eats a ton, he manages to put as much food on the floor as he does his stomach. Yes, he is that kid – and he is all mine.
All of this wild child behavior began at the age of 18 months. At the time, our other toddler was just 2 months. While some of his behavior may have been due to the new sibling – much of it was the terrible two’s. With our first set of kids, we never experienced any crazy terrible 2 type behavior. Sure there were tantrums and outbursts, but what Izaiah behavior resembled – was that of a comedy show, you know the kind where you are like NO way that could happen in real life? Yeah, he was that extreme.
To my surprise, over the last few months his behavior has matured. Numerous people have told me, “Oh, it’s not 2 that’s bad, it’s 3!”…. which has left me scared for what this year would hold. While he still has the wild child streak in him, the mischievousness has somewhat subdued and now he is my new little B.F.F.
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While he is still making messes, with his little brother side kick – life overall is so much better. I know every kid is different, and every child’s terrible 2′s are unique. I’m just glad we both survived to see the light at 3!
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