The terrible twos are in full force in our household.
Sure, I've mentioned it before a time or two. But this time, I'm serious.
Not only is my adorable little nugget of a toddler going on a rampage that includes ripping keys off of keyboards, smashing photo frames and tossing sippy cups (which, by the way, could be an Olympic sport), she's doing it all with a smile.
Yesterday as I was making dinner, she walked into the kitchen holding one of my husband 11x14 glass negatives, grinned up at me before dropping it. Just unclenched her pretty little fingers and letting it fall to the floor.
This pales in comparison to her pushing over my husband's professionally framed (and just picked up and paid for the day before), ready for show 20x24 photo. She laughed, pushed it down and then stood on the back of it.
And what about her refusal to nap. Or her refusal not to drop food at dinner time.
I could go on and on.
The catastrophes my daughter has created lately is enough to make this Mommy nutty. I mean, what can you really do? I've tried discipline. I've tried time outs, a smack on the tushy, stern words... and nothing works. She just continues on without a total lack of concern.
Is this karma for me being a rotten child when I was younger?
Am I just going to have to wait 10 more months until she's three and the terrible twos have passed? Am I going to have to deal with it?
At least she comes and hugs me after she's turned into Captain Smash-a-Roo.
19 hours ago