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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Being Two

When my older children were small and throwing a fit I would sarcastically comment, "Oh yeah. It's so tough being two," selfishly comparing their trials to my adult burden.

Today as I carried my two year old daughter to her room kicking and screaming it occured to me, "It must be really tough being 2." Really. Your body keeps changing, even as you are trying to figure it out. You master a new skill, say.... opening a door. You worked hard and practiced, finally really getting it, then everyone tells you that you are in trouble when you do it! Other the other hand when you worked so hard at learning to say....jump everyone thought it was great! Of course, they only liked the jumping for awhile. When you try it on the couch or the bed you are in trouble which makes no sense 'cause those are way better for jumping than the floor! You're trying to figure this whole potty thing out and sometimes you get in trouble when you don't get it right. This world seems crazy and mixed up. Half the time you can't understand what people are saying.

No one asks your opinion about things and would never listen if you offered it. Someone else tells you when & what to eat, when to sleep, what to wear, who you can see and basically runs your life with total disregard to your plans.

As an adult we call this prison.

Life IS tough when you are little.

1 Comments:

Blogger Jim McKeeth said...

Very insightful, as I send our two year old back to her room to put her PJ's on and go to sleep, despite her insistence on wanting a drink. As a parent it is tough too. Want them to use their free will, but there are some rules they need to learn to follow, but have fun too, but learn, but be a kid, but grow up. .. . .

Wed May 30, 09:59:00 PM MDT  

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