I fully admit, I am not a big fan of the 2 year old age I think once my step son hit 3, things significantly improved and then 4 was even better. I was allowed to remove privileges, and reprimand for bad behavior, and that was it. But, at the same time - that's all that was ever needed.
My whole deal is that I am literally surrounded by women. Here is a list of people who will frequent close FAMILY gatherings like Thanksgiving and Christmas:
Daughter (now with s)
My Mother (Never knew my father, he left/divorced my mother while she was pregnant)
MIL's three sisters
Wife's cousins 2 and 3 (females)
If I am lucky, wifey will be able to get cousin #4 to come. He's a bmw nut, likes beer, so we get along. Sadly- he is smart and finds a way to avoid the mass gatherings of the estrogen crew. Often these gatherings are held at my home, so I literally have to run away or hide out in the garage to avoid the cackling.
Oh well, I normally am rewarded by the wifey for putting up with all of the shenanigans.
Often my wife will bring along her 5 closest friends. They've been close since they were all 12 yeasrs old or so, and i've found it quite rare for women to keep that many friends so close for so long...but they get together and are insane (without alcohol...add that, and all bets are OFF).
Our soon to be 8 year old seems to have emotional breakdowns for the oddest reasons. She plays soccer, basketball and does gymnastics and while doing those, she's as hard as a rock. But if she drops a hair clip running up the stairs, that could set her off sitting on the stairs crying for 10 minutes.
Completely unreasonable and pure emotion.
It's a freaking mystery to me.
^^^ How does that **** work?
According to my wife, the one on the way is a firecraker compared to our 2yo(who I think has quite the personality herself). She says she "wakes up" and starts moving around at the smallest of noises and kicks back at unhappy or loud noises. I'm doomed!
That's okay - for me the good stuff stacks up way higher than the "bad" or usual stuff so far.
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Personally, I find it amusing. Our almost 4 year old girl is tough as nails and as active as they come, so she is always falling and geting bruised up. But, if she messes up a drawing or can't find a doll and the water works begin. I love it. Nothing a hug and a "no big deal" can't fix.
Did any of us expect having girls to not be complex?
Congrats on the news
I fear the next couple of years. Stepdaughter is 15, getting into the bitchy phase (I discipline and am such a horrible parent for it )
Not much in the way of boys thank god, she is such a ***-hag. Yes i use that term with no means of disrespect to her friends.
Stepson is 17 and is such a shut in i don't have to worry about him getting into trouble....for now
Yeah, it's an 8v. If I wanted a sporty car, I'd buy an R.
Speaking of weepy... my 3 year old lately has been crying just to watch herself cry in the mirror. OMFG. I was so pissed trying to get them to school on time. All she wants is Mom. Well, you know what, little girl. She's not here. But when she is, you can have her. Good grief.
I know I was a huge cry baby from like 6-12, but then seemed to out grow it as an teen/adult. I really don't cry much now unless something is really bothering me.
I did say this to my wife once, in an attempt to get her to laugh I got punched.
I have also said this in the soothing parent voice trying to get my little girl to calm down one night. My wife says I'm mean.
That was so me growing up. it was so nice to have a great dad too. sounds like you are one of them. my parents raised 3 girls and 4 boys. it was like living in a hurricane. everyone was so different too, from the sports we liked, the sports we played, the music we listened to. my parents are amazing. i dont know how good parents do it....
Oh, Hai IG: @bethisloco
I now have two girls (2 and 5) and I cant imagine life any other way. Some times I think its the mystery that gets me going in the morning. And as for dating, not even god will be able to protect the boy who breaks my babys heart.
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"Never attribute to maliciousness that which can be attributed to stupidity."
March 3rd (likely sooner) is fast approaching. Just had a "3D" ultrasound last night, might post pictures of the little goober(much less alien like, now) if it isn't going to offend anyone. How do they fold up like that in there?
Damn. I need to start getting less sleep and start throwing money out the window at babies r us on the way home to get prepared for what is to come.
So funny, but over the last 3 months my 7 year old has matured quite a bit.
Much less fussing.
Much less princess crap.
She approaches things differently.
Refreshing and puts me at ease a lot more.
I'm sure in the next few months to year, she'll revert back to full on crazy.
As far as the baby coming, tornado, good luck. March is here almost.