I don't think so!!! Try tremendously terrible THREE's!
I will admit, I am having a tough time parenting lately. Not my sweet, perfect, angelic little Kate, but my strong-willed, independent, stubborn, loud 3 1/2 year old, and my whiny, cry-baby, also loud, clumsy 2 year old. Oh my. This by far, is the hardest stage I have gone through in my almost 4 years of parenting. It makes the baby days seem like a piece of cake!
My 3 1/2 year old does not seem to understand the fact that she is a kid. A little kid even, at not even 4 years old. She thinks of herself as my equal, and lately, that is how she treats me and talks to me as well. Please tell me how to nip this in the bud immediately!! She tries to tell me what to do, as well as tell her siblings what to do. She tries to scold me and discipline her little brother. How do I get it through her little 3 year old head, that Mommy and Daddy are the boss and she does not get to act or talk in that manner. She has always been quite a handful for me to deal with, but lately, my patience is wearing thin before morning snack.
On top of this power struggle, is my 2 year old. He whines about everything. I am not exaggerating. He cries and whine all day long. It's not an attention thing. He gets plenty of attention from me during the day. In fact, he and his older sister take up so much of my attention, that poor sweet little Kate does not get an ounce of the attention she deserves during the day. How do I stop the whining?? Goodness, I just feel a bit out of control with these kids lately. I can hardly take them anywhere by myself. If Daddy is there too, it is more manageable. They actually listen to him. Most of the time. Guess that helps, huh?
This is definitely a venting post, which is good because that's why I starting this whole blogging deal to begin with. Anyone with some advice on how to handle these two that are driving me nuts almost daily, please help! I want to enjoy my kids and have a great summer with them.
I've heard that 4 is better. Let's pray it is.