My daughter is 2 1/2.
If you have/had a child this age you have bald spots and a twitch.
This is the age where they are developing their opinion, imagination, and attitude. They’re learning about independence, choices, and becoming little people.
For parents it’s a crossroads.
No longer your little baby… but still peeing on the couch cushions.
Sometimes we need little reminders that these little people are just that.
They haven’t been here as long as we have.
32 25 years to learn that it’s not appropriate to dup a drink all over the floor, scream at the top of our lungs while people are engaged in conversation, pick the cat up by the neck, or eat toothpaste.
They’re still learning and need reminders.
Because every day they learn so very much, and those rules that we throw at them are hard to remember when they’re also experiencing snow; Christmas; a big truck; picking the cat up by the neck; peeing on the potty; drinking from a big girl cup.
It’s easy to say that a child isn’t well behaved or needs better structure, but perhaps we just need to have patience.
Try to keep in mind they are absorbing so much and it’s our job as parents and role models to teach.
They’re learning from us.
Many adults are still not where my 2 1/2 year old is…
I’m still learning to use my indoor voice.