Umm, I don't understand the documented "terrible twos." Every mom I know (myself included) noticed a surge of independence and challenging behavior when their kid hit 3. The twos were a piece of cake, IMO.
Originally Posted by medussa
Wordy McWord. I would gladly redo the inquisitive twos twice over instead of going through the threes.
Originally Posted by PhDCow

It really depends on the child, because I completely disagree. As many times as I was told that 3 was going to be worse than two, I've sat back waiting for the bomb to go off. She's 3 1/2 and it hasn't gone off yet.

2 for us was absolute hell. I almost completely lost my sanity between 18 months and 3 years. I hardly left the house.

With a 3 1/2 year old, and 8 month old, we were able to go to Fridays for dinner, where they took forever with our food, and the kids behaved very well for the hour and a half we were stuck there. At 2 I never would have even tried that.
Originally Posted by babywavy
Oh we never went through the 3s with Emma because of her speech delay and sensory problems. The poor thing had enough going on that testing, mouthing off, etc never entered her mind. That's why I think we're getting it twice as badly with Colin.

What Geeky said. If it weren't for those "mommy, you're beautiful" comments, he'd be a dead man.
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