And the "Terrible Twos" BEGIN

Oh how they grow. Aubrey is almost three months. And at the beginning of February, Kelsie will be TWO. And can I just say, it’s already showing!

In the past couple months, Kelsie has just AMAZED ME! Her verbal vocabulary has just sky-rocketed, her fine motor skills are incredible-she is definitely right handed. She has been staying in her toddler bed when it’s nap time or bed time. But of course with those milestones we’ve accomplished, there is the new asserted INDEPENDENCE.

Kelsie likes to growl when you tell her something she doesn’t want to hear, whether she’s getting into something she shouldn’t be or she just “feels like it” I don’t know. She is a PICKY eater. I know lots of people say “If she doesn’t eat what is given to her than she doesn’t get anything else” Uh, YEAH RIGHT! I’m sorry, I can’t just not have her eat but at the same time, am I starting my career as a short-order cook for my children?

Yes I know, I’ve heard lots of people say that three is much much worse but PLEASE, for all you parents that have been there, done that…shoot some advice to this Mom! Save what lil sanity I have left lol.

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  1. Oy…I’m not looking forward to toddlerhood again.

    I don’t think you need advice though, it sounds like you guys are off to a great start.

    As for the picky eater, I def. can’t help there. My son is 7 and still won’t touch meat or eat anything other than spaghetti, pizza, and grilled cheese, he’s been that way since starting solids. Yet my 16 month old eats everything she can get her hands on.

  2. I don’t short order cook unless I KNOW I’m making something my kids don’t like. For example when DH and I have steak, I make the kids something else. They get the same side dishes, just a different and easy main. For my picky 7yo, he has to TRY what’s for dinner. If he doesn’t like it, he can have cereal. Period. And no snacks if he doesn’t eat what I cooked. I’m a terrible hardass, but my oldest has behavioral issues, so I (and DH too) have to be. Feel free to e-mail me.

    My 2yo has been relatively easy so far as long as I don’t let him get too tired or hungry. If I can anticipate his needs, we’re usually ok. Sleeping is more his trouble spot, and has been since birth.

  3. Well let’s see I have been a short order cook for 8 years now LOL. So I have no advice, if you get some good advice pass it on to me!

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  5. Drink! JK! Although…No, still not a good idea. Know that this too will pass. I still do short order cooking – 1 meal for the children and 1 for beloved and I.

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