Christina Applegate Trapped in the Terrible Twos
It is a phase in every toddler’s life that we would likely never want to repeat, the terrible twos. Successful actress Christina Applegate is wading her way through the terrible twos now with her daughter Sadie Grace. She tells More, “We don’t know the best thing to do.” She admits. “She’s starting to get really defiant when we say no and look back at us with an evil look in her eye.”
I have the utmost sympathy for Christina! After living through my own stints with the terrible twos, three times over, it is certainly a phase I am glad I will never have to relive. Suddenly my wonderful, loving, cute little child would turn into a crying, screaming pile of mush over the smallest things. In fact, I remember offering my daughter up for sale over Facebook, jokingly of course, after a particularly bad breakdown where an outsider might have thought a call to an exorcist was in order. What caused the breakdown? She could not find her light purple socks and the exact same newer socks were not good enough because well, they were not the exact same color.
I do have a small warning for Christina and all the other mom’s going through the terrible twos: three is worse. My mom jokingly says the reason no one tells you about the terrorizing threes is so you will let them live through the terrible twos! Luckily, for me I am going through the terrorizing threes with my youngest right now. While his terrible twos were bad, he has now discovered that with his increasing vocabulary he can tell me just what he thinks about my parenting rules as well as exert his control over important things like going potty and staying asleep at night.
Do you have any funny tales about your child’s terrible two phase?