Relaxing Doesn't Make Babies

This is Two

January 10, 2013 — 5:48 pm

Kate woke up, I could hear her shifting in bed. Then I hear sobbing. I go in to get her and she’s sitting on her bed, one sock off and the other half-off. She’s sobbing hysterically about “sock on.” I go to pull it on, she yanks her feet out of my hands and sobs. Okay, I pull the sock off. She howls and pitches a fit. It continues like this for some time even though I crouch next to her and try to discern what she wants. “Socks off?” “No!” “Socks on?” “No!” She’s inconsolable. But every time I try to leave the socks behind she lunges for them. I am utterly perplexed.

Finally amongst the gibberish I hear something that sounds like “Kate socks on.” Hmmm. I wonder if this is one of those times she wants to do it herself. I ask her and that at the least doesn’t cause more howling, so I could be on to something. I hand her a sock and encourage her to put it on. She can’t of course, and that causes some sobs but I gently help her get it on. The next sock follows.

Tears dry up and she jumps to her feet, excited and proud! Whew! Tantrum weathered! She asks for yogurt and I gladly go get her some. I put the bowl down on her table. She takes one look at it and shrieks, “Kate pour it, oh no!!!” and melts to the floor for round two.

3 responses to “This is Two”

  1. Rachel says:

    There’s more where that came from! :)

  2. Angie says:

    Two is great and frustrating all at the same time.

  3. We got it at age three instead of two and yep… it’s pretty awesome. (I think this pretty well sums it up.)