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Nostalgia and Surviving Terrible Two's


My little boy woke up ecstatic this morning. Well most of his mornings are happy except for some days that there is unexpected grumpiness from him. I am feeling a little nostalgic today since it is only two months away from his third birthday. I remember those times when he was still trying to utter a word and crawl on our bed. But now, he’s turning three in two month’s time and it means I have a preschooler next year! How time flies! Now I have to think fast how to celebrate his third birthday and make it a memorable one. This is going to be a big challenge for me.

I am so glad that despite being rambunctious most of the time he has learned a lot in our own little ways and I am pretty surprised of the improvement from his vocabulary. Even if he can’t pronounce the words yet properly he does have the right choice of words and he knows how to answer most of the simple questions. Aside from that he knows how to operate things around and asks for help if he can’t do things on his own. 


Usually at nighttime I tell him stories based on my imagination so when I make a follow up question about the story I came up with, I am quite surprised that he knows what to answer me. His imagination also has become very wild as to things around our house. His building block becomes an airplane, a car and binoculars. He can also solve a wooden puzzle with out my help.

Sleeping time is now a breeze with him because it won’t be cries and struggle anymore, as he knows when to shut off the TV and keep his toys. But in opposition to that he developed the attitude of the delaying methods. Oh boy it makes me crazy! I am like a super mom transformed into a monster mom from asking him to keep his toys superfast. I know most of mommies out there have a problem with this but I guess this is a new challenge that I need to embrace and think of a new better positive solution to this.

Just this morning, I let him climb up the stairs on his own and of course with me behind his back. During the past few weeks he has been sneaking out and trying to go down three flights of stairs on his own. I know it shouldn’t be of a big deal but our stairs doesn’t follow the standards, according to my engineer of a mother and brother. So basically it’s a little effort for a toddler like him.

In the next months I need to initiate to set a time for him to be able for him to start reading and writing and a little corner in their room for studying also. This time I have to practice my endearing patience for tutoring him also. Yet another challenge I have to face in my motherhood.

In two months time, my son is turning three and I will say hurray I have survived the terrible twos!


How were you able to handle terrible twos with your kids?

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