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What the Terrible Twos Really Bring

February 27, 2017

Since this website is mainly a personal take on parenting and the likes, I feel the need to talk about the one who gives me all the opportunities to learn about being a mom and a parent.  I currently have one daughter and she is a toddler.  Honestly, I feared the day she would become a toddler because I had been so inundated with the ideas that “Terrible Twos (or Threes)” was all there was to being a toddler.  But, it’s so much better than that.  Allow me to gush about her here.

  • She worries about my well-being.  One “oh, no!” from me and she will drop whatever she is doing and run over in concern that I’m sad or hurt.
  • She doesn’t say much in terms of sentences, but she’s got a huge repertoire of nursery rhymes down. She loves “If you’re happy and you know it” and “wheels on the bus”.  She will jump along with those monkeys on the bed and go around in circles for “Ring around the Rosie”.
  • She loves to help with everything. Of course, everything takes that much longer to do, but encouraging her helping spirit is worth it. She especially enjoys pushing her own stroller, powering down her tablet, and putting away all the grown up shoes she likes to try on.
  • She gives the best kisses! My friends may remember her open-mouthed, sloppy kisses from her first birthday, but now she has the whole  close-mouthed peck down, complete with a loud “mwah”.
  • She is a super happy and friendly baby. She will force me to have conversations with strangers because she will go up and say “hello” first (it sounds like “hel-wo”).  It’s either that or she’ll show off her shoes (because they are pink shoes with Elsa on them AND they light up).

What are some of the special things you love about your toddler? How does your toddler show you their love? 

  • This is lovely to read! I adore how affectionate my daughter is and how kind she is towards other kids. Just today she hugged a young boy at soft play because he was srying

    • Paula

      That is a wonderful quality to have! It’s amazing to see how they exhibit empathy at this young age. I love it!

  • Aww I love this, two is such a lovely age other than the tantrums. My youngest will be 3 in may and I am gutted that we will never have a two year old again! #TheListLinky

    • Paula

      Thank you! I agree, the tantrums are still a bit difficult for me to deal with, but love that it’s a sign of her maturing. We’re trying for another baby so I’m hoping my daughter isn’t the last two year old in my family. Happy early birthday to your little!

  • Two is definitely wonderful so far. My son is finally able to communicate in a meaningful way and I am loving every minute of it. He can also play on his own for small periods now, so I have some time to be an adult/blog. 🙂 Thanks for writing this. It is always nice to see a positive spin on parenthood.

    • Paula

      Hi Addison! Yes, I love being able to communicate better with my daughter, too. Does your son repeat all your sentences now? We’re at that stage.. and my husband finds it very amusing lol

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