Mother of Two - Baby Steps in High Heels

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mother of Two

No, I’m not announcing a pregnancy.

I’m also lucky enough to be one of the few women who doesn’t count my husband as a second child.

We don’t have any pets either.

So how am I suddenly a mother of two?

It’s simple. My incredibly sweet, loving, adorable little girl has an alter ego.

A body-flailing, fit-throwing, screaming, pouting, not sweet or loving or adorable personality.

Sometimes we call this alter ego Tantrum Tallulah.

Sometimes I refer to it as the growth-spurt-teething-tantrum demon.

Whatever we call it … it is most definitely NOT my child.

Except that it is!

When Baby goes into that mode, I could swear that she is a completely different child.

I’ve heard of the terrible twos, but I didn’t realize they could start 8-9 months early. At least, I hope that’s what this is … I really hope it doesn’t get any worse!

Fortunately, even following a nuclear meltdown of epic proportions, it only seems to take a second or two for her to recover and return to my sweet little girl again. She can literally go from a tantrum to a snuggle in the same breath.

And, for that, I am incredibly grateful.

9 comments:

  1. Omg, I think E and A are the same baby!!!

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  2. It's amazing how babies can switch so quickly! Glad you're making it through! LOL

    Have a great week!

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  3. I refer to it as the terrible toddlerhood

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  4. Oh Mama! You have made me giggle... welcome to the world of being mom to a girl... they don't grow out of it... it just morphs as they grow older!

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  5. Oh yes, the terrible 2s start really early. And aren't over until 4.

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  6. LOL...you think terrible 2's are gonna be bad. I promise you will wish for them again when she's a teen!

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  7. My daughter is 4 and stil has melt downs...I really thought by now we would have out grown them.

    Hang in there....I am trying too

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  8. She is a girl. Get used to it!

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  9. I feel ya, I to have a tantrum throwing 2 year old at the moment. Love your post.

    Just awarded you with the versatile blogger award. Stop by here to check it out.
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