He’s Not Terrible
Hey, hi, hello!
Happy Friday, you guys! I want to chat a bit about our first born, Matthew Grey and the saying “terrible twos.” If you’re new around here, This is our biggest little Halash. He’s two and is full of life and probably goldfish.
Y‘all, I’m not going to sit here and write about how amazing he is, even though he is, because he’s two. He has big emotions, some good tantrums and likes to call me “mean” when he doesn’t get his way. But all of that gets pushed to the very back of my mind at the end of the day when I realize that he is growing into himself so quickly. I can find something new that he learned almost daily here lately. That is so bittersweet, my friends. He’s one day closer to walking out of our door. I get that’s a bit dramatic but no one tells you to look at it that way. So, I do.
I think it is so important to look at these days and remeber how short they are and that they can “terrible” but your toddler isn’t. Instead of focusing on the fact that Matthew had way too much junk food today because I didn’t want to argue about him eating fruit, I’m going to focus on his little grin every time he brought me a piece of candy to open for him. Instead of focusing on the fact that he threw a giant tantrum when he realized he wasn’t getting a dinosaur from target, I’m going to focus on the fact that it only lasted for a short time and then when we got to the check out lane, he handed me items from the cart and was so proud of that. He’s growing up, right in front of me so I’m going to try so hard to remember that these days are short lived.
I get it, “terrible twos” is just a saying but I can’t put into words how much it bothers me. All of the things I mentioned above make him HUMAN, not terrible. He’s learning how to be human, so I’m going to have all the grace on him.
I’ll remind myself everyday that he’s in a season of life where he is learning to be human, not terrible. I wont be perfect at this, these toddler years are tough, but I wont allow myself to believe that my toddler is terrible either.
I’ve got this, you’ve got this, our toddlers have got this! Here’s to the toddler years.