Little MPB is a rather relaxed and chill kid. He wakes up happy 99% of the time. He is fully of smiles and giggles. Truthfully he’s rarely grouchy.
In fact, daycare has nicknamed him Mr. Mellow. And his grandparents joke that he is so relaxed simply because the world decided that someone needed to teach Mr. MPB and I how to actually relax and slow down.
Anyways, something has happened to Little MPB. For the last few weeks he’s been some sort of grouchy, demanding, crazy child. He has mastered to word no. In fact when he doesn’t wake up saying Marshall, Marshall, Marshall he wakes up saying No, No, No. We had assumed he was just a bit off from battling illness after illness and not sleeping quite as well as he’s used to.
But, then last night happened.
Last night, Little MPB cried when we came home from daycare. He cried when he was playing with his favourite toys. He screamed when I came into the room (cue broken mommy heart). He threw his body onto the floor screaming when we wouldn’t turn on the TV to watch Paw Patrol. He cried alligator sized tears and shouted No, No, No when we tried to eat dinner. Between sobs, he masterfully threw his dinner everywhere, one piece at a time (eventually we ‘compromised’ and he ate his 5th straight meal of pancakes while playing). He cried when we got to the end of this favourite book, and only stopped when we flipped back a few pages and started over. Changing his diaper resulted in a complete meltdown. He also mastered hitting, which meant I was essentially beat up by a toddler.
Basically he cried, screamed, hit and sobbed all evening long.
Seriously, every 2 minutes he had a complete breakdown over the most mundane things.
Mr. MPB and I are wondering if we are seeing our first real dose of the terrible twos?
Parenting tips to help Little MPB (and Mr. MPB and I) through this are very much appreciated!
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