Who ever said the two's were terrible, never lived with a three year old.
Mr. Man recently turned three. All of the sudden he has been taken over by an unrecognizable little monster. It's like he transformed over night.
My Mother and sister had told us that we were really lucky. Mr.Man was not like most kids. He was good. I always shrugged it off. My Mother has run a day care for years. My sister teaches pre-school, kindergarten and first grade.
I am beginning to think they were not just telling me tales to make me feel better. In the last month Mr.Man has started spitting, kicking, talking back, throwing fits, screaming, you name it, he tries it. His attitude has done a 180 and not in a good way. This is not the same child we have been raising for the last three years. Our Mr. Man was a good child. I don't who this kid is.
We can be having the best time, and then, out of no where, Devil Boy!
As a parent I am on the strict side. I don't let him get away with any of this. He gets no warning before punishment. So far punishment seems to have no impact on him.
How can a three year old turn a (somewhat) rational adult into a complete simpleton? He knows exactly what buttons to push to send me over the edge, and he seems to enjoy it.
How can it be easier to have a child than to buy a dog? This world is seriously fugged up!