Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The time I've been dreading is here: Gabriel has hit his terrible two's early. We easily skipped this stage with Krista and did not miss it one bit. But, we are not so lucky with the little man. The last few days he has learned how to say, "NO," quite effectively. For three days straight, this word had rung in my head as he learns to assert himself and tell us what he wants. I'm already done with it and I believe the road is going to be a long one. He's already been briefed on the time-out system for previous minor offenses, but has only been there about 3 times total. This number may drastically increase throughout the rest of this week. He's a smart little bugger, so I'm hoping he learns the lesson quickly. I don't mind the assertion of the "no," I just won't accept the tantrum or frustrated hand swatting/hitting he does when he doesn't get what he wants. Let the fun begin!