Monday, April 26, 2010

Chronicles of a Terrible Two-Year Old

Did I ever mention that I have a two-year old? His name is Eli and for the longest time he was like this...


Then he turned two and he seems to know the "terrible" reputation that he supposed to fulfill. By the way, he is doing a mighty fine job of it. So nowadays, he looks more like this...

This is actually a more accurate picture of how he looks most of the time these days. In other words, the kid is a major pill right now. He gets very frustrated because he can't communicate as well as he would like, does not take naps anymore, and goes for the eye gouge when he has a clean shot. Do you know that it really is not very much find trying to wipe the butt of a defiant two-year old and then spend the next 5 minutes trying to get the clean diaper back on him? It also is a tad bit exasperating to then spend the next 10 minutes trying to put pants on the kid. Of course, this is all while you have two screaming infants begging to be held and fed.

Like I said, he is a major pill!

To top off our wonderful interactions today, I had to end the night trying to put him to bed while, you guessed it, two screaming infants desperately wanted to be fed and held. I continually put him back into his bed and he would promptly get right out and scream at me.

"BED!" I would yell at him.

"WHAAAAAAAAA!! NO, NO, MOM!", all while he was emphatically wagging his finger at me.

This went on for at least 30 minutes. He would sneak out of his bed and down the hall and I would march him right back in. I would throw him in his bed, turn off the light, and close the door. I finally decided I would give him a spank on the butt and then put him back in bed. That would show him. This is unheard of for me, because I never, ever spanked Raef or Zach. I was desperate. It seemed to keep him at bay. After three spanks, he seemed to settle down.

I finished feeding the babies and started to put them to bed.

But look who had the last laugh.


That's right. My little "angel" fell asleep outside of his room, in the hallway, with the door open, and the light ON!


Oh well.

1 comment:

normakimokeo said...

Kelly, you have a GIFT for taking an exasperating situation [that we've all endured] and finding a humorous spin on it.

For that reason alone, you have some lucky kids!! I admire you so much! Love, Aunty Norma

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