With my 3rd child, I have learned to expect the unexpected.
I recently read an interesting article (Family Education) on the "terrible two's". The article explores the many emotions of a two year old. It discusses how loving and sweet they can be, as well as how sensitive they are. A particular statement caught my eye... "And when your child feels angry or frustrated, she screams and kicks and bites like a rabid animal." I had to laugh out loud. Luckily we have not encountered biting with Charlie, but he can certainly pitch a fit when things are not going the way he wants them to go. For example, he got very angry when I wouldn't let him crawl all the way inside the washing machine. The day before I took this picture, I found him sitting inside the machine with his blankets. What started out as Charlie helping mommy has turned into our newest power struggle. We both are determined to win!
I know that this picture is blurry, but I still love it! It shows his little personality. This is the look he gives me when I tell him "no." Well, it is the look when I tell him "no" for the first time. I often find myself turning around so that he can't see me smiling when I should have a serious look on my face.
Even though he can be a challenge some days, I could seriously eat him up. I love his personality and silly expressions. I love how he squeezes me tight when he hugs me. And I love when he gives me Eskimo kisses.
I am a mother to three loving (and fiesty) children. My husband makes me laugh every day. I believe that shopping is therapy. I love coffee and all things salty. I dream of sleeping late and winning the lottery (even though I don't play).