19 Dec 2013

Angelic Toddlers

We have all seen and heard of angelic little babies. Anyone ever heard of an angelic little toddler? 

A little angel of two years and a bit who does not

- have a hissy fit when they do not get their way

- wake up each morning screaming for something that they remembered they were not given the night before



- insist on having their own way all the time, defying their parents' authority, challenging it, every step of the way

- have this independent streak and sense of individuality that makes them want to do everything on their own, without seeking help, however impossible or impractical the task at hand may be for a two year old

- drop to the floor in a flood of tears, bawling, for no apparent reason whatsoever

- get into fisty-fights over a plaything/play space

- chatter incessantly all day long

- follow Mother around, insisting on helping with all the housework, ending up creating more work for her

- scratch/bite/hit out not only when they are irritable but also when they are super excited, almost like little puppies

- carry on till things are just so, because they like them just so 

- constantly test boundaries, push limits, try to see what they can get away with

- need reminders to stop screaming, to talk softly and use magic words

- use bargaining tactics with their parents to try and get their way

Ever wonder what happens to all those angelic little babies the moment they turn two? I did. Just this morning, as I was cajoling my screaming, sometimes angelic, sometimes not-so-much toddler to come up the stairs for a change of clothes. It is after all the season of angels and miracles.

Merry Christmas, everybody.



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4 comments:

  1. You'll be pleased to know they come round into adorable little children quite quickly. Happy Christmas to you too #PoCoLo

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    1. Glad to know that :-D To be fair, they are completely adorable even when they are tantruming at two! x

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  2. This sounds all too familiar! Thankfully we are waaaay past this stage in our house. Thank you for supporting PoCoLo this year :) x

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    1. To be fair, it is all interspersed with lots of cuddles and cheeky fun x

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