Y’all. This guy has only been 2 for a few weeks now and he’s living the term “terrible twos” in every way possible. Honestly it probably started at 18 months. This kid...he’s adorable, smart, funny...but he’s also defiant and a full-time boundary tester. MINE and NO are his favorite words right now. (Which is why he’s sitting in a pile of beach towels - because they were “his” and I was tired of fighting this morning.)
I love this kid with every ounce of my soul but being a toddler mom is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do. I felt like I did the newborn mom thing ok- it made sense to me. But the tendency towards illogical and irrational with toddlers is something I have the hardest time dealing with.
Being a parent is for sure the hardest job I’ve ever had. Trying to be the calm in someone else’s chaos is not for the faint of heart. But we take it one day at a time and one foot in front of the other.
In case any others mama’s need to hear this: It’s hard. I know it’s hard. But you are the exact parent your child needs and you got this!