The Terrible Two’s are in FULL swing!

Disclaimer: This blog post is to share my honest thoughts and opinions on MY personal motherhood journey.  This is a safe place for ALL mama’s to share their honest feelings on their own motherhood journey and SUPPORT one another. NO judgment allowed or needed – MOM Guilt has it covered.

Motherhood – No one can ever really prepare you for it. On the surface, everyone usually GUSHES about how amazing and sweet their child(ren) is and what a blessing it is to have them. (Don’t get it twisted – I’m GUITLY OF ALL of this! lol). But the reality is, it is NOT always sunshine and roses, chasing butterflies, and all the delightful things you can think of.

The TRUTH is: Motherhood is hard. It’s exhausting. It’s frustrating and there are times you just want to find a quiet room, all BY YOURSELF, with a big bottle of whatever yo favorite DRAANK is! And lock the door!

I only have ONE precious, tiny human. Who you know, if you’ve been around for a while, has overcome some very difficult hurdles in her life. But even SHE drives me nuts from time to time and I don’t know how people with multiple children do it. Seriously, hats off to you! You deserve a full month vacation on your own private island. Right now we are in the thick of the terrible twos and man! It honestly amazes me at how well kids know how to push your buttons at SUCH A YOUNG AGE! Seriously. It’s like its preprogrammed inside them.

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Crazy hair – don’t care!

For example, yesterday was Scarlett’s first full day back home with us. She had been with her grandparents (who live 1.5 hours away from us) for the last 3 days. It was a MUCH needed and WELCOMED break after being at home with her in quarantine over the last 2 months (something I’m sure a lot of you can relate to). So it was her first full day back and I always feel like when she comes back from being with her grandparents I have to kind of “retrain” her back into our routine and what is expected of her while she’s home with mommy & daddy. What I mean is, she comes home EXTRA SASSY! A side effect I think comes from being what her grandparents call LOVED (although I call it spoiled). Either way, it’s always a little challenging.

Somewhere, between the time I last saw her to the time she came home, she picked up the phrase “I say so”. Which, hearing her say it, sounds so funny & a little adorable – but! Ugh! Not when you are asking her to do something and she says “No.” followed by, “I say so!” With all the sass and attitude a two-year-old can muster. It is infuriating! Lol The first time I heard her say it, I couldn’t believe my ears.

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Another fun little habit she’s picked up recently is THROWING things. I don’t mean, a little dainty, girly toss – I mean, legit chunking things in every which direction. Ie. My camera charger at our big windows in the living room, the remote at my face (which missed – Thank God. and is still currently stuck behind the couch), and her books at everything…Tyson (our dog), the kitchen floor, the couch, the toy box, EVERYTHING. It’s ridiculous. Of Course, this behavior is NOT tolerated and she has spent a fair amount of time in the time-out already but, dear Lord I hope she outgrows these little habits QUICK! Because I don’t know if my sanity can handle it lol.

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The latest “look” she gives me when she doesn’t like what I have to say.

In addition to all of these lovely little antics, we are also dealing with regression in Potty Training. I know it is fairly normal for toddlers to regress a little in their potty training but I honestly feel like for Miss. Sassy Pants, it has a lot to do with establishing a sense of control. As someone with a background in child development, I know a lot of these little habits are completely normal for a toddler to experience. These tiny years are so important for development and they are just exploring and pushing their boundaries but geez. As a mama, it can be infuriating at times! Please pray for my sanity yall lol.

I know in 10 years these will be fun stories to share with her friends at slumber parties and I’ll miss these tiny years and how fun she is & how she genuinely likes spending time with me. But I tell ya, for a two-ear-old she sure knows how to push my buttons.

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If you are in the midst of raising a tiny tot too, let me know! Feel free to share some of your motherhood struggles with me. It would be nice to know I’m not the only one on the struggle bus these days lol.  Also – if you have any helpful hints on any of these behaviors please feel free to give me some advice! I am always open to suggestions!

Thank you’ll so much for stopping by today! I hope yall have a blessed and beautiful weekend!

Love, Riaa

 

2 thoughts on “The Terrible Two’s are in FULL swing!

  1. I feel you on a real personal level. Mine did it at 2 and she’s 4 now and she can really stretch my patience to no end! Motherhood is a blessing, but you’re right it’s tough and we don’t always have the answers or always get it right. The rare times my daughter is gone, we have to reprogram things at home too! I’ve learned to talk to her about her behavior and I give her a specific place to have her tantrum. I walk away and ignore it. Then she understands, okay mommy is not budging and my fit into isn’t getting me what I want. It has helped me stay calm and not get so overwhelmed and frustrated. Trial and error for sure lol. You’re doing great Momma!!! Keep going!!!

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    1. that is such a great parenting tool to use! I’m going to have to give it a try. I will walk away from her when she starts throwing fits but she usually just follows me. I do my very best not to give in and I’m happy to say that 95% of the time it works like a charm. But having her go to a “safe place” when she is upset is such a great idea. We actually used the same idea when I worked for HeadStart but there is something about parenting brains that don’t always make those connections for our own kids at home lol. Thank you so much for your encouraging words, I appreciate them! It sounds like you are doing an incredible job too mama! Keep it up!

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