Up until we got back from our trip I had forgotten the phrase the terrible twos. And while our twos are not 'terrible' she definitely has become more trying in the past few days. Example yesterday E woke up from her nap with an awful attitude. She and R were supposed to have their pics taken. The night ended in a car ride without a shirt on and no pics of E.
Tonight it was controversy over brushing teeth? I ask her nicely patiently to brush teeth twice and counted to three etc and nothing. Enter raging E. Won't stay in her big girl bed put her in her crib and try and climb out E. Not recognizable child/behavior/attitude...
Then 5 minutes later she comes out pitiful little baby. Hello?!?!?! Where is my child going during these fits of anger? I am not going to back down on things that I ask her to do... aka brushing teeth and if it does not happen when I ask and when I try and help. It is over.
If I thought that she did not understand what I was asking or if she was not obedient most often then not it would be different but I feel like I am being disrespected by my two yr old - which is not okay with me. I am sure everyone has moments like these and I know we will get through it but I think standing firm, correcting inappropriate behavior and hugs at the end will get us where we need to be.