Monday, November 5, 2012

I Am Thankful For...The Terrible Twos

Do you know what I love about 2-year-olds? They aren't 1-year-olds. Or infants.

I love my boys now, and I loved them when they were babies. But the first two years of their lives were not my favorite times. Here are some things I don't miss about when my boys were under the age of two:
  • Teething
  • The "let me see how many times mom will pick up this toy when I throw it on the ground" game
  • A crying hungry baby
  • A crying tired baby
  • A crying teething baby
  • A crying wet baby
  • A crying mommy due to 10 hours of listening to a crying baby
  • Sweet potato spit-up 
  • Teething
  • Drool
  • Feeling the need to have my entire house bubble-wrapped to prevent injuries to my wobbly child
  • The need to relocate every object in the house that is less than two inches in size to a high spot
  • The need to relocate every stool in the house so that the wobbly child will not attempt to reach the small objects that were moved up high
  • Did I mention teething?

So three cheers for the terrible twos! I'll take them any day over teething.

*In the spirit of Thanksgiving, "I Am Thankful For..." is a blog challenge I have decided to do during the month of November. Each day I will pick one thing that I am thankful for and blog about it. Obviously I am extremely thankful for the many things in my life I am blessed with, such as a wonderful family, my health and my family's health, great friends, a roof over my head, food on the table, and more. But this series is about all the other day-to-day things that I sometimes take for granted and that make life just a little bit better -- you know, the little things. To see a list of all the posts in this series, please click here.


  1. I am in the middle of the toddler phase--with twins, so I'm looking forward to the day when I can say I'm done with all of that! But they were born so early, I can't help but celebrate every milestone...even the teething! Happy SITS day!

  2. Wow - I totally agree. I am not one of those people that misses having a baby. Each day just gets better and better. She is about to be 6 yrs old in 2 weeks. I cannot imagine wanting to start over when each new day is so amazing.