Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy July 4th Terrible Two's

So, how is that my little girl that is pretty average on most milestones so far (and I have no problem with that let me assure you) is suddenly in the terrible 2's and she only 10 months old?????

She is screaming and yodeling when she doesn't get her way. HAS to be carried everywhere - my arms are looking like Arnies at the moment - and getting her to go to sleep is like a UN peace negotiation. It's exhausting!

My dear friend has invited us over for lunch today and she decided not to have kids. She's also in her 60's. She is also a real estate broker (ex writer) with what sounds like a wonderful apartment just primed for total freakin' destruction by my monsters. I am praying for a thunder storm so we cancel. Poor women. I should take alcohol. Lots of it.

Please, take pity and give me any assvice, ideas etc for helping control or minimize the damage with my screaming terror of a tot. 


  1. Dont have any kids yet, but my friend really thought that signing helped them get over the frustration of not being able to verbalize. Perhaps she is ahead of the curve!! Otherwise, she just suggests a glass of wine and a deep breath. Good luck.

  2. My son entered the terrible twos at 15 months and did not emerge until just before his 4th birthday. Not kidding. I actually have a post brewing about parenting a strong-willed child.

    What helped us was reading and learning parenting techniques. "1-2-3 Magic" is great, as is "Playful Parenting", as is "I Brake for Meltdowns". I found solace in Rex Forehand's, "Parenting the Strong-Willed Child".

    Good luck and, this too shall pass.

  3. Wow - M has been the same way since about 10 months. Getting her to sleep is just awful, she doesn't stay asleep anymore and ends up in our bed by midnight every night. And screams when she doesn't get her way. It's exhausting. Wish I had some advice....