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When Will This Be Over?

February 17, 2009

I guess I am really naïve. I have always heard how difficulty two-year-olds are. Nobody ever warned me how challenging three can be. Grammy is a pre-school teacher and I remember on a recent visit her looking over the Big One’s head at me and saying, “She’s a tester.”

In other words, the Big One is going to push every boundary to see how much she can get away with. The Husband had a three-day weekend this past weekend. Last night after the girls were in bed, he gave me a hug and say, “They are exhausting.” I had to laugh because we have a long-standing debate on whether or not he could actually handle being home with them all day if I was working. I don’t think he can, but he is convinced that it would be “so fun” and that I am exaggerating about the challenges.

Anyway this was about the Big One, not the Husband’s fantasy world. The first thing I heard from her this morning was:


I kid you not she was screaming this at me this morning. I was getting some laundry started before I got them out of bed. She obviously heard that I was upstairs and started bellowing instructions at me. At first I laughed at her brashness and then I got a bit annoyed because then Little One started mimicking her. So now I have two wonderful, loving, beautiful, smart little girls yelling orders at me.

They are still in bed. . .

Okay so they aren’t really still in bed, but I should have left them there. I did wait several minutes until after the screaming had stopped before getting them up. I hope for the Big One’s sake that that was an isolated incident or she will be spending quite a bit more time in bed.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2009 4:28 pm

    I have to keep reminding myself that there are only 3 more months until they are 4!

    When did they decide they were going to boss us Moms around?

  2. Karen permalink
    February 18, 2009 3:01 pm

    kudos to you for leaving her there until she chilled out instead of running in! Would it help to know my sister was a bossy little @#$ as a child and now people pay her pretty decent money to do what just comes naturally? (you may end up in a REALLY nice retirement home someday!) 🙂

  3. Amanda permalink
    February 19, 2009 1:32 pm

    Oh, my four year old still does that…I don’t think it ever ends entirely. Just imagine life when she’s a tween!

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