Have you seen the blog post "3 year olds are A**holes"? Both of my sisters sent this post to me on the same day. They knew I could relate. Oh can I relate. I could of wrote this. Thank you Sarah Fader I couldn't of said it any better and you gave me hope that this too shall pass.
If you don't believe it, lets just give you a quick run down of the last couple days.
Throwing of a basket.
Screaming you are a butt-head.
Rolling around on the ground.
This all while being IN the grocery store because she didn't like how I asked her to put the groceries on the counter to checkout.
As this is going on, all I really wanted to say to the check out lady as she stares at my in disbelief was, "Did you NOT know 3 year olds are assholes?!?!"
Last night's bedtime:
I attempt to read bedtime books.
3 year old runs around like a crazy person.
I am reading "How do I love you?" to myself.
3 year old runs out of the room and brings back candy.
I take the candy away because well, "Dots" just don't seem like a good bedtime snack and then all shit breaks loose. She just wants to "hold" the candy.
Throwing of her body on the ground.
Tells her Dad she hates him.
Runs out of her room.
I put her back in her room.
She wants another book read.
I attempt to read a book but I don't read it "right".
I attempt to lock myself in my room because I don't know what to do. I feel like a sh*tty parent. (I should mention 2 year old is also have a huge meltdown at the SAME time.)
She attempts to break my door down.
I take her back to bed.
More screaming, kicking, yelling.
Yes, 3 year olds can be assholes.
Then....mom can you cuddle with me?? And Just like that, she is back to her sweet lovable self.
Is it June 18th yet? Four. It has to get better at Four.
Disclaimer: I love her, I really, really do so don't be getting upset I called my kid an a**hole. In those moments there is no reasoning with her. I love that in the end all she really wants is for me to cuddle with her. Someday I will probably wish she was 3 again.