I read the brilliant blog over at Mummy Never Sleeps about what happens when the "terrible twos" finish, before I read this I had been sitting worrying about happened to my lovely little boy who sailed through the so called "terrible twos" he had his moments but it was far from terrible.
Honestly I could have cried or shouted hallefuckinglujah, it's not just my kid that has turned into some grumpy gremlin.
This past couple of weeks my boy has been running about at full speed like a baby bull in a pinball machine, nursery and at home.
Honeymoon period at school nursery is definately over, gone are the comments about his politeness, now replaced with comments on how he's on a learning curve, have you tried the naughty step (yes and not for us).
To my boys defence, apparently he's not the only one and it's nothing his teacher has not dealt or saw before, however he is the only one at home and its NOTHING I have seen before. But she's not concerned, so why am I?
I seem to be doing the ridiculous and imagining what this means for him as an adult, you know he'll end up in prison, what, for being over enthusiastic for a game of tig!
I lack in the patience department, it's my parental wish that I had more, so I was feeling a bit of a shite mummy as I was loosing the rag a bit and yet again not knowing what to do to make him happy, have I failed somewhere on the journey so far to have caused this tyrannical behaviour? Procrastinating? Me?
So like I said, I read the above blog and sighed with relief, isn't it funny how something else's pain can ease your own ( sorry Cas).
I also asked my friends, if this has happened to their kids and guess what, it has. Why is it, when a change happens that we find difficult or frustrating as parents, it seems like its just happening to you but in reality its nothing new at all and hardly any of the grumpy gremlin three year old will actually end up in prison.
I have to remember that my boy is loving and so affectionate and makes me laugh daily with his take on life as a three year old and I am here to guideand hug him through his angst, worries and hard times. He and his sister are the bosses of me and I LOVE my job.