Monday, August 20, 2012

A Change is in the Air: Expecting a 2nd Baby


Maybe it's simply his age (See Post:  The Terrible Wonderful Twos), or maybe it's that he senses "change is in the air" with the imminent arrival of a new sibling (less than three weeks to go!), but my two-year old (now 26 months) has definitely decided to test the limits recently.  In fact, every five minutes or so I can expect him to display an unwelcome act of independence.

Here are some of his favorite ways to test Mama's patience:

1.  Throwing his Hot Wheels (while looking right at me).

2.  Throwing a ball up onto the kitchen counter and knocking over any glass of water I had dared place there (while looking right at me).

3.  Throwing a toy down the stairs (while looking right at me).

I'm sure the pattern is not lost on you.  The "while looking right at me" is what makes it so frustrating (why, why must my innocent little sweetipie test me like this?).

Often, these little acts of rebellion are quickly accompanied by a  once-sincere, but now somewhat sarcastic (is sarcasm even possible at this age?) "sorry Mama."

Hmmmm...sorry indeed...

~Julia @ Frantic Mama

*I wrote this post in 2012 before my daughter (now 2) was born.  Whew!  We've come a long way, baby!  In fact, my daughter is now the age my son was in this post.  And so the cycle continues...