‘Terrible Twos’ are nothing
Whoever came up with the term “Terrible Twos” was an idiot. That, or they were just so beyond-the-britches in love with alliteration that they ignored reality.
I say this because my daughter has been two for more than 11 months, and as “terrible” as they might have been, it’s only in the last month that I’ve gone bonkers.
This isn’t news to veteran parents, of course. Watching my discomfort with my formerly perfect daughter, they all start snickering and then say something like: “Oh, yeah, two was nothing. It’s three that’ll really get ya’!”
As these are the same people that told me that two would be bad, I’m inclined to just think they’re masochists delighting in my misery. Unfortunately, they have the virtue of being right if not exactly forthcoming.
My daughter is driving me nuts.For the complete article see the 05-15-2013 issue.
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