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Terrific Terrible Two

July 25, 2012

These days I’ve been struggling to keep afloat.

While I would like to keep some things that are going on in my life private, I can, however, share how terrible it has been with Becks in her Terrible Two phase. Apart from being grumpy and sullen and constantly challenging authority, my little girl has been smacking her brother, biting him and pulling his hair. She bosses him around and bullies him silly. Even Mr Cane and time-out have no effect on her. On good days, she’d say sorry eventually, but on bad ones, she wouldn’t give a heck whether she was disciplined. Suffice to say, her stubborn streak is certainly driving me up the wall.

I’ll be very honest. On some days, even loving her has been tough. I do love her. And very much for that matter. But when she acts up, it’s just very hard. I’ve lost my patience with her so many times. Her hissy fits and tantrums drain every ounce of energy in me.

I need to keep in mind that she’ll be reading this someday and that this phase shall eventually pass. I sure hope it will be ok soon so that I can stop feeling drained and totally bummed out.

My dear baby girl, you’re turning two in five days. I’m sure we’ll get through this together. It’ll also be Terrific Two, yes?

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  • Reply Sharon July 26, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Chin up, perseverance & consistency will pay off! Pro-active teaching is better than reactive, tried any of those mtds?

    • Reply MotherKao July 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

      What’s pro-active teaching? Will go google! 🙂

  • Reply Chrystal July 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    This phase will definitely pass. I wouldn’t let the terrible twos be a “self-fulling prophecy,” and I think that mindset helped a lot with coping in the 2nd year! Same goes for my twins, I tell myself there’s no such things as TERRIBLE twos. May it be TERRIFIC TWO for you!

    • Reply MotherKao July 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

      Yes, I hope so, Chrystal! 🙂

  • Reply steph July 25, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    i’m on the same boat too (with a 22 month old), and it’s alternating between endearing and infuriating. the only thing keeping me sane is the thought that “this too shall pass.” sometimes, we just gotta sit beside them and let them cry it out (don’t get bullied!). 🙂 keep strong, mommy!

    • Reply MotherKao July 28, 2012 at 12:35 PM

      Thanks, Steph. This too shall pass. Hope things are getting better for you too.

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