So, my daughter Rosalie just turned three about a month ago. Toddlers always are doing something. They can never sit still, it seems like toddlers have stages, terrible two’s, threenagers and so on. Not saying they are terrible, they are just known for all the rambunctious behavior along with getting into EVERYTHING!!!
Toddlers are never short of interesting or energy. Always rambunctious, always busy.
There are the terrible twos, as people would say, then comes the threenagers. The two year old stage is rough, but I think the threes are harder.
Some things I’ve noticed during the “Terrible Two’s”:
- More independence
- Picky eater
- Will try to put on makeup
- Mimics almost everything she sees
- Starts trying to write and draw
The “terrible twos” had it’s bad days and had it’s hilarious days. A little body with a big personality made it seem like her emotions would overtake her body because of how big her emotions were at times.
Now that we made our way into the threenagers, I swear one day it just came out of nowhere. Some of the things I’ve noticed are:
- More screeching like a banshee at times
- using her clothes to dress her babies and toys
- fascination with shoes, especially my heels
- even more picky eating
- copies everything you say
- Tests boundaries
- More ornery behavior
- Ability to recognize animals or objects from far away
- Will express emotions in more noticeable ways
So far in the past month, I’ve noticed some interesting quirks and new things she does. Along with new ways to express emotions. Her speech has increased dramatically. I used to worry, because her speech isn’t as developed as other toddlers but, everyday it seems like she has a new word.
Some of the struggles we still have are potty training, this has mixed feedback no matter where you turn. Some will say they really shouldn’t be in diapers. To me, at this stage it’s kind of hard to know when they need to go my, little one will go first thing in the morning but, you put her in underwear, not even five minutes later she pees, and looks worried.
Not sure if i’m the only one or not with this issue, some mornings she will wake up with a dry diaper, so I quickly escort her to the potty and she goes just fine. The rest of the day? Forget it. This has been a tough one for me, I don’t think she’s ready to go without diaper yet, without rushing her to the potty every 10 minutes.
Sometimes, I feel guilt with her not being potty trained like other little girls her age, or the parents that brag that their 18 month old goes in the potty already. Other times, it just seems like they all go at their own pace, and no toddler or baby is the same, no matter what guidelines are out there. Milestones are great, but sometimes I think some of them are inaccurate.
Having a toddler of my own, instead of helping out with siblings has been an enormous learning experience for me. Especially when they avoid nap time even more.
Needless to say, blogging, working overnights full time, and having a lovely, rambunctious toddler, with two other children. Yes, life is truly full! lol.
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