Thursday, July 16, 2009


I need to blog, but I don't want to. I guess it's not that I don't want to, it's just that by the time I sit down to write, all of my mental energy and capacity has been used up for the day. Mr. Sylas is most definitely two. This past month, my patience has been tried like no other time in my life. Everything is "no," and I'm continually amazed at the range of emotions he can express in a three minute time span. Yesterday, my favorite teacher in high school stopped over for a visit, and she told me that her husband said the year their oldest was two was the worst year of his life. I wouldn't go that far...yet...but I can understand where he's coming from. By the end of the day, I'm ready to pull my hair out.

That being said, I do love the wonder and discovery that comes with this age. While on our walk today, Sylas was enraptured by a beautiful yellow butterfly, or as he would say, "bubber-guy."

It's the little things.


  1. As the mother of seven, I promise you the key to having a great relationship with your two year old is consistency and prayer. The two's most assuredly are wonderful, not terrible at all if you establish who the boss is early on!
    Happy Parenting!

  2. Yes, the twos are difficult. But the work you do now in establishing a good relationship to your child will determine how your childs future will be. Only this early they will learn who really is the boss in your house and you will benefit from it in years to come. Just remind yourself that what is an obstacle now will be a profit later on!
    Keep smiling, your wonderful toddler-boy has just shown you how close laughter and tears can be :)
    Wishing you lots of wonderful memories with the "terrible twos"

  3. I totally understand. Layla is getting close to 2 now as well. She is easier to deal with in some ways, but so much harder in others. Its hard to explain to someone who's not around a kid like her every day. It still goes by too fast though!

  4. Oh boy do I feel you- my 22 month old has hit the terrible twos and it is not fun. She is fortunately/unfortunately very verbal. So we get "no", "no, I pick it", "No, Go away, leave me lone", "I do it myself", "I not like that".... I love her but I need to fast forward through this stage. She is certainly trying to control us, and succeeding with my husband!! Hang in there, I guess it gets better...

  5. Having two kids (currently 4 and 2) with a third coming I have learned one thing..

    Two's are interesting. I always heard of the terrible two stage but agreed when my dad said "NO! they are the terrific two's!"

    I realized he is right! It's like the extreme of all emotions, all wonderment at the same time.

    So we say they are the Terrific Terrible Two's. A mix of the best and worst. Depending on the moment you can go both ways! Enjoy them, hate them, just know your not alone and it's not abnormal! It's just being two.

  6. Oh, almost 1 year old is already starting to test me. She is starting to take her first steps and gets into EVERYthing. I can tell she knows what NO is too, but when I say no, she looks at me and giggles before continuing to do what she shouldn't be doing. My husband said the other day, "The sin nature is strong in this one..." As cute and sweet as little ones are, it's evident in moments like that that we are all sinners in need of salvation from the very beginning...what a responsibility we have as parents! Praying for you! Maybe we could get together again soon. Just let me know!

  7. I might just be a babysitting and all... not a mommy yet but i got to say when i take care of 2 year olds.... they are not bad i love that age.... they like getting messy and into things..... you never get bored with them.......
    God bless you and keep u alive and well and with lots of hair... :)
    <3 Rebekah

  8. It's good to "see" you but I 100% understand about wanting to blog but not having the energy! I get bogged down by wanting to post but not able to get myself organized to do it! I understand and hang in there...the 2's are a challenge but fun, too!


  9. Parenting is hard no matter what stage you are at with yours. You just have to take it one day at a time.

    My daughter is almost 14 and there are times when I am just glad the day is over. I also know that the next 4 years are going to be gone before I know it and I will wonder where they went (and how I got so old!).

    In the end, you just have to do the best you can and I think Amanda said it best - PRAY a lot!

  10. P.S.

    You don't have to publish this part - but I haven't blogged in over a month for the same reasons! I have had a ton of stuff to blog about, so many things have happened, but at the end of the day I am just too brain dead.

    Just remember - this too shall pass!



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