I read a parenting book about nine years ago when I used to read parenting books..you know with my first child, and this book mentioned something about the cycle of temperaments in small children. It said that usually they are the most calm, at ease, and go with the flow around their birthdays and then it said that basically everything goes to hell at their half-birthdays. I’m sure it didn’t really say ‘go to hell’ and instead used some politically correct flowery parenting language…but that was the gist of the information.
I need to write my own parenting book with actual useful terms.
We are currently in the ‘everything has gone to hell’ stage with Astrid.
2 1/2 sucks in more ways than I can count. It sucks even more for her sisters who are currently in their Winter birthday ‘happy and at ease’ modes.
And evidently I’m doing some awesome parenting with Astrid lately because by the time the day FINALLY ended today – Astrid’s last words to me were ‘please no more mad face at me, mama’ – to which I responded ‘I only make my mad face after you make your mad face ALL.DAY.LONG’ -which I know is super mature but my word let’s just simmer down now child.
She’s doing so many awesomely fun things right now – like asking for things to eat and then refusing to eat them and being potty trained and then deciding how awesome it is not to be potty trained.
Good times my friend.
But I know that in just a short time the upswing of happiness will occur again and I will put away my mad face until next Winter when she tries to again kill me when she is 3 1/2. Because I remember it being the same with my older kids.
But what generally pisses me off about the whole situation is the fact that the touchy-feely parenting book was right.
And I pretty much hate when that happens.
Linking up with Small Style
My urban and mostly angry toddler is wearing:
-Amazingly buttery soft cotton Odette dress from Neige(and it’s currently 1/2 price..you’re welcome)
-H&M Black Leggings
-Her Target purple boots which really haven’t left her feet since October
-Target checked scarf that she took from Eloise(don’t tell)