Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Here come the "Terrible Two's"

Jackson whom I fondly refer to as "Jack-Jack", "Bubba", and "The Dude" is about to get a new nickname..."Lil' Bastard" or LB for short. Shocking, I know; my husband doesn't approve either.

Jackson, I'll be nice for now, is starting to become a brat challenging at times especially when those times involve Jackson not getting his way. Now remember, he is my 3rd child...I've been through this stage twice before, but the girls going through terrible two's were totally different the boy going through terrible two's. My girls would throw themselves down on the ground and pitch a fit worthy of an Oscar nod (it was actually pretty comical to watch). Jackson, on the other hand, gets a serious, contemplative look on his face, calmly walks away, picks up something (a toy, book, cup, 8x10 picture frame) and throws it at you! If he doesn't make his target, never fear, he either tries to throw it again or he just hauls off and hits you. What an angel baby!!

So Jackson has now experienced the joy of time out...for which he responds like this...
and this:


I'm still trying to capture the serious look, followed by the different stages so people will believe me when they find him tied up in time out. I just need to find protective gear first.

20 comments:

Missy said...

Kelly - you always make me laugh with your posts. I am totally understanding the girl side of it - Abby & Emma are still in the terrible two's. And it is just so much fun!!!! Maybe a hockey mask with a helmet may be the way to go?!?

justjuli said...

I think the armor is a good choice.

And maybe a few adult beverages to boot. Good luck!

Jen said...

See I am just the opposite. I can used to the boy thing but the girl thing is totally something new. She just follows we around throwing her tantrum as we go.

Shannon said...

Oh yeah... I remember those days!

JWilson said...

Oh Thank god someone else has a boy liek this. My daughter went through the terrible 3's but ti was mostly not listening and back talking. She never threw herself on the floor or screamed and yelled. The minute my son turned 2 all hell broke loose. He started off with throwing himself on the ground and kicking and screaming. When that didn't work he starte3d throwing things and hitting me. He also get's that look on his face before he blows. I can't wait for this stage to be over with.

Jill said...

My 3.5 year old is having the most horrific temper tantrums now. I'm sure part of it is move related - the other part is that she just doesn't know how to control her emotions. She screams loudly and long, and rather often. I am to the point where I just let her scream - which irritates her even further.

And don't think that girls don't throw stuff... she slugs her sister, kicks me, and if she doesn't like what you give her - watch out. Cups of water have been known to fly by.

I oftentimes want to put a sign on her neck that says, "Free to a good home."

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Hey, Mine started going through the terrible two's and hasn't stopped yet. She will be 4 in December.

Ay Yi Yi!

Linda

Z's Mom said...

HAHAHA.....I have to laugh because as you described LB you could have been describing my son! What is it with all the throwing???? UGGGH!!!!

Congrats on being saucy this week!!!

Rae said...

LOL! I'm just imagining his thoughts when you were taking a pic of his fit...LOL!

Lori said...

LOL! That poor, poor baby! Next time he's in one of those moods take him to visit the Sears lady.

Sara said...

This is too funny, oh well, at least he's cute. I have one of those too. When he throws a fit, you just want to lock him up somewhere and wait it out.

Angie's Spot said...

That armor is stylin'! Let me know which one you go with and if it comes in a pastel blue. I prefer blue for my full body armor.

Shanna said...

LOL the pictures when they are mid-fit are always the best, no? ;) Poor Jack Jack ... *snicker*

Jennifer said...

Poor LB (LOL)! Even when he's crying he's SO cute!! Miss Pickle is doing the full-blown, throws herself down Drama Queen stuff. There's something so comical about an angry toddler!

Rhea said...

Both my boys threw and hit when they were 2-3 years old. Frustrating age, I agree.

I like the protective gear though, good idea! lol

Andrea said...

We've got a Terror at Two in the house as well. And she does throw, hit and once even bit me. She does look a bit like your guy after time out too.
I vote for protective gear. Let me know where you get yours and I'll pick some up too.

Shannie said...

Yup, we haven't been long gone from those days... Now we are dealing with the Sassy Threes... Ah, the fun.

Beth@Sportsmomma said...

LOL!!! Our pediatrician told us they don't call it the terrible two's because they are two- it's because it lasts at least two years!!

Prayers to you girl! This too shall pass!!!

Val said...

Happy Saucy day SITSta!

I am enjoying your blog and totally feel your pain. My youngest just crossed over the threshold of two-dom. AWFUL! It's so bad our sitter is going on vacation for two weeks and the Hubs wanted to ask how much for her to take him with her!

Kat said...

Oh, man. I had the girls. The oscar nominations and all. My mother says that when I was this age, I was mad, held my breath, and then passed out on our floor. You know those floors in the older Florida homes? Kinda like polished concrete? Yeah, so imagine trying to explain why your child has a concussion.