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  • Ali
    October 30, 2006

    Oh, my, gosh! You just described my 3-year-old daughter! Hope your day gets better!!

  • AmyM
    October 30, 2006

    I understand completely!  My lil’ 2.5 year old cutie in a denim dress and red tights got kicked out of Sunday School yesterday (not really kicked out but “she is hard for us to manage today”).  Apparently it was Bible story time and Maddie was NOT done with the kitchen set…

    As for your quote, “...so my heart goes out to you people with a toddler AND an infant because I?d probably have to drive off a short cliff….”  My response is, uh, honey, in a few short months you WILL have an independent-minded toddler and a newborn! (Me too in only 6 weeks-yikes!)

    Hope you (both) get a naptime this afternoon!

  • October 30, 2006

    I may be crazy, I look forward to that mix of frustration and affection. I really does sound great (cue my mother shouting, “Oh, you say that NOW…”).

  • October 30, 2006

    My 18 month old is going through the “terrible twos” early.  Take away LB’s ability to talk and express herself and you’ve got the “fun” I endure everyday.  Thank god I’m a VERY patient woman because some days….well, you get the idea.  And hubby wonders why, when he comes home, I’m tired and feeling “all touched out”...and just want to be left the F*** alone for 30 minutes to sit in a dark quiet room and pick up the pieces of my sanity.
    Anne

  • October 30, 2006

    Don’t worry just wait until she is 6 or so. It doesn’t really get a whole lot better, you just don’t feel as bad when you lock her in her room.

  • October 30, 2006

    Amen.
    Mine’ll let me buckle him in to the seat, but half the time lately we’ll unbuckle him to go into the store or whatever and he’ll start screaming “back home! back home!” while flailing to get back into the car.  I can’t wait until the tantrums like this are a little less common.

  • October 30, 2006

    Oh, and the two in carseats?
    Get yourself a mai tei.  Now.  You’ll need it later on (possibly even before coffee bean’s born).  Much easier to wrestle the toddler when you’ve got the infant strapped on your chest or back and have both hands free to keep her from running headlong into traffic or whatever her penchant is.

  • October 30, 2006

    I totoally want a Mai Tai, or a Mai Tei. Actually, I want both.

    (I’ve spelled it that way before and been informed that people are NOT talking about a lovely rum drink. Dayam.)

  • October 30, 2006

    Oh yeah. I hear you. Totally.

    We had an all-out tantrum/chase combo at the so-quiet-you-could-hear-half-
    a-pin-drop library the other day. Complete with laying on the floor, kicking, and crying. JOY!

    Then he’ll go and do something precious the next minute.

    Otherwise, as you say, who’d ever reproduce again?!

  • October 30, 2006

    And oh God, I hear you on spilling the precious drops of organic milk. Drink every last incredibly expensive drop!! GAH!

  • October 30, 2006

    You’ve got it all figured out. smile

    Just when you’re ready to get rid of them, they throw you a bone!

  • October 30, 2006

    She’s a kindred spirit just like Gianna. You splained it so well! Gianna would be in SOOOOOOOO much more trouble if she wasn’t so damn cute. I guess that goes for LB too :0)

  • Holly
    October 30, 2006

    You’ve summed up the frustrating/ rewarding scenario very well!

    Kids.

  • October 30, 2006

    Totally agree with you on the right shoes and accessories.

    Hang in there with the tantrums. I don’t think they ever really go away. They just get less frequent. Yesterday I had a 10, 8, and 4 year old having tantrums in separate rooms, while the 2 year old just stood there and giggled.  Seriously… I think she was filing it away for future use.

  • October 30, 2006

    Couldn’t say it more perfectly Leslie!  “No, my turn” “No, me do it” “NO”  Those phrases are all I hear from day to day to day!  I would like to say it gets better, but that is a bunch of bullshit because the sassiness and independent self still prevails.  Heck that is why I have used the phrase, “She Devil.”  (Of course depending on the day…because JB can be royal cuteness…OCCASIONALLY!)  As for a toddler and an infant?  I refrain from commenting! wink 
    Love your post!

  • October 31, 2006

    For some reason when you said “milk in the jeans”, I literally pictured lakes of milk inside the cuffs and pockets of jeans. I laughed. Now people are looking at me like I’m crazy.

  • October 31, 2006

    I kept trying to fool myself into thinking that the girls were worse at 3, than 2.
    But I was kidding myself. Shit.

  • October 31, 2006

    Great post, I love the Cave Mom imagery!

  • October 31, 2006

    Oh…man…I hate those days and it is nice to hear someone who is as refreshingly honest about it as you are.  Myself and another friend always say, “It’s a good thing you’re as cute as you are…(or else, who knows what the heck I would do to you!)” 
    Hope she gets a little easier and you have many more happy pee dances!

  • October 31, 2006

    I’m flinching from memories of days like this.  My experience with having my two kids with me on outings hasn’t been too bad.  My older daughter has always been much more vocal and demanding, but I guess the firstborn will always be the first to need more.  My baby just kind of watches the show and doesn’t say anything.  I think it’s just entertainment and that’s enough for her to be happy.

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