Thursday, May 28, 2009

The descent of the "Terrible Two's"

Well, I think the "terrible two's" (and three's and four's) have come upon us a little early this time around. Vibiana is barely 18months, but she is definitely exhibiting the atrocious behavior one expects from a toddler. In the last week she has mastered "No!", "Mine!", and, of course, flinging herself to the ground while kicking and screaming when she doesn't get her way.

This evening, she has decided that everything is hers. Everyone's toys, food, drinks, even Sophia's clothes. It might have been amusing, if she hadn't tried to rip a handful of Sophia's hair out fighting over a baby doll or punched Sebastian in the stomach over a light saber.

Her most prized possession is, of course, me. Whenever anyone (even the dog!) comes near me, she quickly runs over to push them away while shouting "Mine mama!!"

I know that there will be a day when I look back at all this and laugh, but that day is not today.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Ah yes, we have been experiencing the "mine" something fierce over here. Everything is his too. It used to be when Hunter would start screaming and crying, one of his brothers did something to him. Not so now! If you tell him "no" to something he wants, he immediately cries. If the boys are gone and it's just the two of us, I better not plan to do anything because he'll hang on me and yell and cry. When everyone else is home, he'll go off and play by himself. Toddlers definitely are a mystery!