The Time Butter Drove Me Insane

I get it. I do.

He’s three, so he’s supposed to drive me insane. He’s turning four soon, so this will all change. Right? RIGHT? [Please lie to me if necessary.]

It’s just . . . I thought it was supposed to be the Terrible TWOs, not the Terrible THREEs.

Because three has been awful. There are good things about three. He can communicate when and what things hurt. He can ask for drinks, food, and toys. He can read already, which . . . you guys? He’s three and he can read. This is simultaneously awesome and terrifying. He’s potty trained. He dutifully makes his bed every morning. He only sometimes argues about going to bed [usually when he’s over tired and doesn’t think he needs to go to sleep].

But the defiance? It’s ridiculous. And he totally likes his Pop more than me most days. M swears it’s because he spends so much time with me right now and once I get back to work it will be different. Both of the boys are bigger fans of Pop when he gets home, to be honest.

Butter is really a sweet kid. He’s sensitive and loving and loves to give hugs and cuddles.

Annnd I think I just talked myself out of despising three.

Three’s a good age. I can’t wait to see what four will bring, because he turns four in a month. OMG.

5 Replies to “The Time Butter Drove Me Insane”

  1. i’d love to lie to you, but so far 4 can bite my ass HARD. We had good luck with 2, semi-good luck with 3, and then all hell broke loose at 4 :-/

  2. Three is WAY worse than two. You’re light years ahead of where Dr. Jekyll was at three, but still. Terrible Twos lead to Even More Terrible Than You Can Possibly Imagine Threes. Which lead to “[email protected] A!” Fours.
    This is also the age where they flip flop the parent they identify with more. It’s a phase. They will also save up all their whining BS attitude for Mommy (because they feel more comfortable with you) and are the perfect angel buddy for Dad. Ask your doctor for a valium prescription.

  3. I think I told you 2 was not bad…that 3 was terrible…and I’ve been right so far….right? then I told you 13 was bad and 23 was better….we will see if that is right.

    But I do NOT recall 4 beign a problem…so that is a good sign, since he is his father’s son

    Just think LB is less than 18 months away from being 3 and you get to deal with it all over again! But, now you are experienced!

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