Friday, March 4, 2011

His T.E.R.R.I.B.L.E Two

When he couldn’t have things his way, he give us this – having it all out and lay flat, face down, stay still till we go up to him to give him the comfort he wants. By the way, in this photo he was kind enough to rest himself on a stone bench. On other occasions, he would settle on the spot… be it on a polished granite floor in a busy shopping mall OR a pavement along the roadside.

This boy was a different category from his elder brother who was rather tame, reserved and cautious at the age of two. He’s bold, wild and short-temper. Man, we’ve a wild pony here!

He’s in the want-to-do-it-all phase. He wants to switch on the light before anyone does, if not he’ll whine and whine and whine till we off it and carry him up to switch it back on. He wants to brush his teeth on his own, resulting in having him to eat up all the toothpaste before he ever gets any teeth brushed. He wants to push the stroller rather than sitting in it, kicking into people and we apologizing non-stop. How draining it is mentally and physically! These can be so nerves breaking at times too. It’s as if my child is having serious emotional issue – crying buckets this moment and laughing the next second…

Having to go through this the second time does make life a lil easier to handle. I had learnt not to jump at the lil boy (with 2 horns on his head) but to leave him alone to cool it off. He had realized that his tantrums don’t get him the results he wants (most of the time), leaving him to wonder off to find his next target.

That’s parenthood, most will say. And yes, I agree!

Our life is pretty great except for the few opera shows that pop up every now and then on a daily basis. Ha!


--andy-- March 4, 2011 at 7:24 PM  

hi, my kids are also opera and boardway wanabes haha. Agree with you that they need to cool down first.

mumusings March 24, 2011 at 11:36 PM  

Sounds familiar. Mine's developing his own idiosyncracies too... must be first to step on escalator, first to climb up steps to the bus and the switching on/off lights... I'm one of those apologetic moms at the supermarket too:(

Rachel March 29, 2011 at 9:24 AM  

@Andy: haha the shows never ending any time soon in the future i guess!

@mumusings: tell me about it! have to constantly be on my toes when in shopping malls and supermarkets... hence we decided that it's best for us all to get into the nature where less ppl is around haha..

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