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the eric update - day 610: The Terrible Twos?

yes, it's true that odin has always been quite strong willed and yes it's true that we've been working on getting past no for quite some time and yet it's true that he's been known to not so subtly declare his independence, but lately kris and i have had the first glimpses that perhaps we really haven't seen nothin' yet and The Terrible Twos may be nigh.

recently we've seen much more intentional and persistent "boundary testing" and today was the first time that i can recall that he had a World Class Meltdown because we wouldn't let him go outside before changing his diaper after waking from a nap ( we're travelling so we're being a little lax with the elimination communication ).

of course, he's been upset in the past when things didn't go his way, but usually it passed quickly. today was sustained and dramatic and no amount of reassurance that we could go outside after a diaper change would assuage him. he wanted to go out without a clean diaper and we were BIg Meanies for not complying. Very Big Meanies. sigh.

hopefully odin won't decide to call up loki or thor to exact revenge at 3 in the morning.

Terrible Twos [ dr. greene ]
Temper Tanrums [ dr. greene ]
Development 18-24 Mths: The 'Terrible Twos' [ raisingkids ]
Terrible Twos and Your Toddler [ about.com ]

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3/07/2006 10:27:00 PM 3 comments

3 Comments:

Captain couldn't go to "school" (daycare) on Monday, b/c he was sick. When he realised I was leaving him home with Daddy, he threw a fit. I had to lie and say there was no-one there today and that they were closed. That was the only thing to calm him down.
Kids these days. :-/

By Blogger Jennifer, at 3:15 PM  

You think the two's will be bad. I think Piper was way worse at three! But hey, every age has it's challenges. We're getting the 6 and 10 year old "attitudes" our glimpse of pre teen, teenage years. It's not pretty!

By Blogger barbandmark, at 7:29 PM  

Yep! I think Carter's started around 15 months of "testing" things. Its worse now that we are in the "Two's." Drives me INSANE! Hopefully this is simply because you are traveling and out of a normal schedule! I'll say a prayer just incase, though!!

By Blogger Carters Mom, at 12:57 PM  

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this site chronicles the continuing adventures of my son, odin, who was unexpectedly born on the fourth of july at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound 7 ounces.

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