For me, three-years-old is much harder than two. As I understand it, it's that way for most of us. Today, I asked my son what he wanted for breakfast and he said eggs. They ended up in the trash. Then I asked what he wanted to wear today and he said he wanted to be naked. So after trying to catch him to at least get underwear on him for 10 minutes, he went naked. Then at lunch time I asked what he wanted and he said peanut butter and jelly. I always put a stamp on it and, true to form, I did today. Only today he decided he wanted a bear stamp instead of a sunshine stamp. After another ten minutes of arguing, I finally turned the sandwich over and put a bear stamp on the other side. He ate the whole thing. Then it was nap time...no need to say anything else. I gave up after an hour of him just playing on his bed. Then I decided to stop working on articles and just decided to take him to the park. What an adventure! We finished just in time for his playdate with his "best friend" and he was a perfect angel the whole time! Then we got home and he decided he wanted one of the toys from the playdate and I pointed out it belonged to the other three-year-old. It turned into a fight where he screamed like he was possessed and I let him. Then after the screaming stopped, I gave him water and sat him down to watch "Numbers ARound the Globe" on Netflix and started working again. FIve minutes in, he passed out and I started dinner.
This is basically EVERY day of my life right now. Some days, he is so perfect and sweet and some days I believe that he is the spawn of the devil himself. Anyone else wanna share any horror stories about their three-year-olds?
It makes me feel better to know I'm not alone in this stage of his development!
Answer by staciandababy at 6:25 PM on Mar. 13, 2013
Sounds to me like the 3 year old is in charge. Just my opinion!
Answer by louise2 at 6:51 PM on Mar. 13, 2013
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