Some days can be a challenge with a toddler. Unfortunately, you can’t plan ahead of time because you don’t know when those difficult days will strike in advance. Well, at least most of the time. As I get to know my two-year-old more and more, there are moments when I can easily predict we will have a tough day. For example, I thought this past Thursday might be tough because my parents were leaving that morning after a week long visit. I was right. However, I had no idea how hard of a day it would be. It was a
Ginny playing with her birthday toy. (Note: The purpose of the toy does not include getting in it.) Grace fighting sleep by crying. In the midst of a temper tantrum. I think it had to do with not being allowed to change her pants or something. Lots of tummy time! Isn’t this how you would prefer to watch TV? In a box? Another tantrum. She wanted me to take her picture. I did. “Picture, picture,” said my 2 year old. Here is that picture. Helping daddy stuff diapers.
Nothing compares to a terrible two tantrum (well, except maybe a threenager or four-year-old…). You don’t know when they’ll hit, and, often, when they’ll come to an end. Every parent needs to be prepared for the inevitable meltdown when in public. When at home, a camera does the trick. After all, you might need photos for their wedding day to share. Last night, my newly two-year-old toddler, Ginny, noticed a couple of pacifiers on the kitchen cabinet. They were there so I could wash them. She wanted one. We said no because Ginny only gets the paci at nap or