I always lived in hope that the terrible twos did not actually exist……and hoped (actually assumed) that if they did exist that my child would not go through it!! But they have arrived and at the moment I am totally tearing my hair out as each day goes on! 😦
If one more person tells me “it’s just a phase” I think I will scream – is that supposed to make it better or easier? How long exactly is a phase supposed to last? Everyone claims that “They all go through it” as there toddlers sit/stand perfectly well-behaved as I am trying to contain a hysterical two-year old and juggle Alfie too!!
I don’t know what has happened to her. She is usually such a good girl in the main, but at the moment at home she is a nightmare. Constantly doing things that she knows she shouldn’t. Pushing her baby brother over claiming that she is “giving him a cuddle” refusing to let me brush her hair/teeth/wash her face! No more nice lazy mornings anymore, Molly now wakes everyday between 5.30 am and 6 am – up untill a few weeks ago she slept till 8am every day! So from 5.30 am onwards we are in a battle ground. If she is not pushing her brother over several times she is running off with his dummy or hitting him on the head with any object she can find. Ask her to do something and she yells at you – and it is generally with “No I won’t! “
I actually feel like a voice recording of me saying “No” every few minutes might be more effective, she doesn’t actually listen to me so I may as well just not be here!!
Combine this terrible two’s with Alfie realising his new-found crawling/cruising skills can cause utter mayhem. What is it about ornaments that he finds so fascinating? In less than 2 weeks he has broken 2 photo frames on my fireplace!! The boy is menace!! The time I feel may be coming where everything needs to go up a level – something I never had to do with Molly, she had toys and she played with them! Alfie has toys too, however he chooses to play with the ornaments and coal from the fireplace – they are much more fun! Oh boy can that baby move fast, I turn my back for a second and he is up to no good!!
So I am off now for another day of battling through this “phase” that is known as the Terrible Two’s whilst trying to protect anything breakable in my house from the utter destruction that is also known as Alfie.
If anyone does happen to see the gorgeous little girl who was kind, loving and generally well-behaved and utterly scrummy please can you send her home, I am missing her very very much, in the meantime though, anyone got Supernanny’s Number I think I need it!??