I walked in to playgroup yesterday and asked, "Is it normal to occasionally want to put your two-year-old through a wood-chipper?"
No one gasped in horror. Instead that comment was greeted with a knowing chorus of, "Yes!"
Then I felt a little better.
But seriously, do they make mood-stabilizers for the pre-logical beings among us?
I can laugh (sort of) about this now, because today was a fairly good day. I had class, taking me away from home for about five hours, and that helps to.
Just in case there's any uncertainty out there, I will state that of course I love my daughter. It's her two-year-old behavior that has me running full-speed into brick walls.
Example: The other day, in the same diaper change, she both screamed and writhed and begged for release and handed me a clean diaper and said, "I'm so happy!"
She switches from delightful to devil in 2 seconds flat, and with very little warning.
Harper in a good mood:
Harper less thrilled with life:
She was upset that I was about to take away the stick from one of her musical instruments, when she refused to stop beating inappropriate objects with it. What was I thinking?
We've been through frustrating stages before, but that all seems so mild in comparison to this Harper, who can now lash out physically and verbally. Okay, okay, lash out is probably a little strong. . . that's what the two will do to you.
P.S. Mom, doesn't this make you soooo excited to come spend almost a week with us?