Bramell, Party of Five: Terrible Two's

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Terrible Two's

Oh dear, we are so there. We've officially hit the terrible two's. And it's not just a myth, I swear. If I didn't know better, I'd think the girl has colic. She is throwing a fit in the morning and one in the evening at bathtime. A FIT! Screaming, kicking, wailing, thrashing fit--the kind where you just give up and put her to bed naked kind of fit. Seriously. She won't let me brush her teeth or her hair and she won't wear any shoes other than her sandals that she has worn EVERY DAY this whole entire summer. She cried for 30 minutes the other day when I tried to put socks and tennis shoes on her before school. What are we gonna do this winter??!

I think this new occurance is due to the new full-time daycare schedule. It's just wearing her out. So now bedtime has been moved from 9:00ish to about 8:00. After tonight, we may go to 7:30. Then we can be in bed at 8:00--haha! I'm exhausted, can you tell?

We are really happy with the daycare, although she is still crying most days when I drop her off. Tomorrow will mark 2 full weeks, and it's getting easier. Only one day Becca said to me, "Becca stay home." It made me sad. But I just told her that mommy wants to stay home every day and that doesn't happen either!!
  • I LOVE not having to pack her a lunch since they do all the food there!
  • I LOVE that they are helping her learn to use the potty! She's doing pretty well; sitting often and going sometimes (just like at home). They give her Skittles for reward.
  • I LOVE that she is coming home with a new art project every day. Get ready Grammy, Nanny and Pop because our fridge isn't big enough!
  • I LOVE that the teachers give us good reports on her behavior. They would be shocked to come home with us....

Will try to blog more often now that she's going to bed earlier : )

Good night to all!


  1. I look every night! You can tell me this on the phone! We want pics! Sorry you are having a hard time! It will get better! We can't wait for our little weekend away! We will have so much fun!!!!!! I love you!

  2. I hate that you guys are having a hard spell right now. It can't last forever...she will eventually outgrow it. Just not sure when. ;)
    If you need me, you only need to ask... I'm always ready to help and eager to see y'all. Hang in there...take comfort in knowing that you are not the only parents to ever go through something like this.

    Love to all...


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