The Pushover

My little boy, who turns two tomorrow, began the Terrible Twos about a month ago. Oh the joy. Dubz sobs and squirms if he has to stay in the car longer than 30 minutes. He shrieks and stands, trying to escape from the buggy/stroller if he runs out of food during walks. He cries and convulses when I wake him up from his nap early to go pick up his big sister from school.  If you are unable to guess his invented baby sign language for which song he wants you to sing, oh God help you. And if you cut up his food or  give him a broken cracker, you may as well kill yourself as you don't deserve to live.

So, how am I dealing with all of this, you may be asking? Am I being tough and showing him who's the boss? No. Not. At. All. I am catering to his every whim. When he shrieks, I cower. When he demands, I give in. When he cries, my heart melts. Because though he is terrible, he is my baby. And I am not quite ready for him to stop being a baby.

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30 thoughts on “The Pushover

  1. I'm nodding at this - a lot - I often see number 1 look at me and number 2 as if to say "you're letting him get away with that?"

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  2. Older Mum

    I remember when Little A was at this age..... and I chose my battles very carefully, often not at all!

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  3. Sam

    If they start screaming and flailing - just throw chocolate at them like a hand grenade and stand well back! That's my strategy. Heavens knows where this is all leading... :-/

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  4. Phoebe Thomas

    I love your honesty! I'm sure most people give in but wouldn't dare admit it in this age of competitive parenting.

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  5. Michelle (Twice a mummy)

    Lol I am a pushover and from experience of my two girls it's terrible three's too x

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  6. Jen Walshaw

    I fought this battle with number two, I had to get special things to go over the straps as he always undid the,!

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  7. Completely with you, my eldest didn't get the terrible twos... until she was 4. One of the twins got them at 18months, and to be honest I just found the humour behind it- to be honest, most of the time I was completely with him on why he was protesting!

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