Monday, January 25, 2010

The Trying Three's

It is a common misconception, in my opinion anyway, that most moms think that the 2's are going to be the most challenging. The longer I have been a mom, the more I have heard the 2's are nothing compared to the 3's. I have also heard that the 4's are pretty trying as well. In retrospect, Cooper's 2's really weren't that bad. But, man these 3's are most definitely trying. And he has only been 3 for 2 weeks! I never knew that being 3 meant lots of whining, crying, TANTRUMS, and basically acting like a baby all over again. I hope that this "phase" doesn't last too long. Because if it does, you can find me at the Grant Co. Mental Health hospital!
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4 comments:

Heatherlyn said...

I never had a problem with any particular age, yet. My 4 year-old started to try the tantrum thing at 4. I think he was trying to be a baby again. We didn't let him get away with it though and it has been a short-lived phase. Hopefully your 3 year-old won't throw tantrums for very long either!

ab5cgang said...

He is trying to figure out where he stands in this world. But every stage has its hard points. Good luck.

Cox Family News said...

I have raised 6 kids and I'm telling you that nothing and I MEAN NOTHING compares to the 16's. When you have been up half the night worried sick because no one is home by their curfew and you don't know where they are or who they're with or what they're doing - for sure- you will wish they were 2 or 3 again, I promise! Write this down and read it in 12 or 13 years. Aunt Lorrie said.

Terresa said...

They're all crazy and impossible and wonderful at the same time.

I used to think the 2's were terrible, but now with our youngest child age 2, I don't want this stage to end.

Dread it, enjoy it and someday, miss it...