My 2 year old has entered the "I want to do it myself" phase. She just started this a few days ago. I put her in the carseat and start trying to buckle her. She grabs the tether and starts trying to shove the buckle together. Of course, the two sides of the buckle don't even touch. "Let me help, baby."
"*squeal* Nooooo, mommy! I do it!" So I wait.
"Baby, we're going to be late."
"Noooo, mommy! I do it!" So I wait again. She's not even close. So I get fed up.
"Ok, Molly. We really need to go." I buckle her carseat and she squeals and I have to listen to her have a tantrum the entire way.
This morning, she decides she wants to pick out her dress for church. No problem. She picks a winter dress. Yes, it's pretty and it has snowflakes on it but it is made of velvet-ish materiel and it makes me sweat just looking at it. It is 93 degrees. I don't want my baby to die of heat stroke. "No Molly. It's too hot for that dress. How about the pretty pink and yellow one or the red one with the flowers?" Finally she decides on her watermelon sundress.
"I dress myself!" *sigh*.
"Ok fine." She puts her head through the sleeve and then I help her fix it and then she ends up putting it on backwards and squeals when I fix it. Then she wants to carry the diaper bag, which weighs more than she does, and she wants to open the door that she is too short to lift and then hold her own plate at Golden Corral and oh my God does this phase ever end?
Lol, I'm a teacher. I know about these developmental milestones and how important they are and whatnot. This is my second toddler and I've got at least one more to go through it with so this shouldn't be a surprise but *sigh* it would be really nice not to have an argument because I want her buckled in properly and I want her dress on right and I don't want food spilled all over the restaurant floor. Oh well. I guess this is what I signed up for when I decided to have kids.
"Have kids" they said. "It will be FUN!" they said. I think my mother does this shit on purpose.