- Doesn't listen
- Cries at EVERYTHING
- Whines on a constant basis
- Throws constant temper tantrums over the Littlest. Possible. Thing.
- Is generally a big PILL
- Tries to "cute" her way out of things but only after she has ticked everyone off so badly that we are all past the point of no return.
- Cries at EVERYTHING (oh did I already mention that one? I guess one mention doesn't do it justice).
Maybe I was so wrapped up in having a newborn when Maggie was this age that I blocked it all out but honestly - THIS SUCKS!!! We are finally to the age where we can really go out and all enjoy something (the zoo, the fair etc.) only to have Abbie ruin the afternoon with a 30 minute scream fest.
I should be happy that so far, in most instances, she has waited until we were at home before losing it (well except for that trip to the bike store where I had to carry her down Main Street of my oh so small town as she screamed at the top of her lungs). I should be happy that she is well behaved at school (for the most part) but again - this phase SUCKS!
After numerous screaming fits in her room, Abbie is starting to realize that time out is not over until she can calm her little self down. Oh the screaming fits still last a LONG time, but the 30 minute fits are starting to taper down to 15 minutes so we do have progress!
She is sweet and cuddly and loving when she wants to be and I just love those times. I don't know where my even tempered child went but she has been replaced by a child who wakes up crying because I didn't magically KNOW I was supposed to get her from her room.
This too shall pass, I know. I only hope it passes quickly.