My daughter is reaching the end of the terrible two battle ... and so far I thought we were winning . That is until last month .. when out of the blue temper tantrum bombs were at every turn , and charlie was all over my tail. It has me screaming out " cover me!" . When it gets to the point where you try to negotiate with the little terrors , like " maya eat your food and you can have your kiwi's (her favorite fruit) " and still nothing , you go to the next stage counting to three, and then time outs then the last resort spankings ( light ones) . After all this The battle of the dinner table still claims yet another frustrated mother. At times like these the stresses of motherhood seem like an all out war against your toddlers defiant rage. IT makes me wonder why? why act like this when a simple time out for two minutes could have saved all the hassle ? Obviously our toddlers can't answer this for us ... but I still hold on hope that consistancy and time will eventually make our house hold a war free zone .