I thought it was just a myth, like the Loch Ness or Yeti.
But, friends – I am here to tell you that it’s not.
Terrible two’s are real – and I hear that three’s are even worse.
The tantrums are getting pretty intense. There is a lot of kicking the walls – so much that sometimes I think he might make holes. There’s crying – but not just any kind of crying – the cry that’s mixed with a loud screeching yell. It’s not pretty. Sometimes he’ll cry so hard that he starts coughing – like he’s going to throw up.
Luckily, he doesn’t throw too many tantrums out in public. Sure, he’ll cry – but he knows that if he’s yelling or screaming we will just get up and leave wherever we are.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether he is upset about something – or just frustrated that he can’t communicate with us. We are going to be working on his communication skills and start using more sign language and even cards with images on them so he can express his needs.
But on the rough days, because there are many of them – the best you can do is try to not pull your hair out, take a deep breath, and get through the difficult time. Because it WILL pass.