Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Toddlers & Teenagers

Hello peeps!

It would seem T has officially hit the "terrible twos". I was at the end of my rope the other day (it's really short at the moment) and asked my mom, "How long does this LAST? *sniffle* Is this even NORMAL? *sniffle sniffle*." I was hoping a sort of "light at the end of the tunnel" would help me deal with the fact that my toddler now turns into a whining, sniffling, screaming monster whenever things aren't exactly as he thinks they should be.

You know what she said? She said, "How old is your brother?"

... the eldest just turned 21 ...

Goodbye light. Goodbye tunnel.


It started me thinking about other ways toddlers and teenagers are alike ...

1. They make GIGANTIC messes.
2. They don't put things back where they go.
3. They won't clean their rooms.
4. They break things. Lots and lots and lots of things.
5. They refuse to change clothes.
6. They refuse to bathe.
7. They smell.
8. They are never hungry at mealtimes, but constantly demand snacks.
9. They only want junk food.
10. Water is shunned in favor of juice and soft drinks (for the record, no, I'm not letting my two-year-old suck back Mountain Dew regularly. REGULARLY, mind you).
11. They refuse to sleep at night and are subsequently exhausted during the day.
12. They think they know EVERYTHING.
13. They want the freedom to do whatever they want regardless of consequences.
14. They have temper tantrums.
15. They whine.
16.If they can't figure out how to express their feelings, they a) cry, b) yell, or c) both.
17. They jump off things that are entirely too high.
18. They ask for money. A lot.
19. They talk back.
20. They want to do it "ALL. BY. MYSELF. MOM!"

Basically, teenagers are toddlers. Except twice as big.

I suppose I should figure out how to deal with it now (besides hide in the closet and stress eat).


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  1. LOL. I have to make sure your brothers read this... maybe it will help.

  2. LOL too funny. I am dealing with this only I have a teenage daughter and am raising my step-daughter's baby (13 months). crying fits and temper tantrums are a daily event in our house, only from which girl it comes from is usually a toss up!

    1. I vaguely remember my own teenager-hood and all those emotions. Sooo glad it's over :D


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