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May 21, 2008

Crazy like me

I'm working on a theory. Now, I'm still fleshing out the details, but here's what I've got so far: 2 year olds are insane. As in loopy. As in out of their ever loving minds.

Maybe this is just a normal toddler phase or maybe there's something in the store brand Cheerios, I don't know. But one thing is clear: The girl has lost it.

Crazy_bunnyLast night she got into a fight with her rainboots. They stubbornly - and intentionally, might I add - refused to go on her feet, which quickly made it the worst day of her life. She yelled at them, pushed them, sat in the middle of the kitchen floor and wailed inconsolably. Even this morning they're barely on speaking terms.

She's decided, seemingly overnight, that she now hates baths. We're big on routine around our house, so her bath is always at the same time, in the same way. She loves it. Correction: She loved it. Now she hates it, which she lets me know by tearfully screaming "No bath! No soap! No toys!" over and over until we're finished.

She's also taken to giving everybody the stinkeye. From kids to old ladies and everybody in between, all they want is a smile and all they get is a squinty stare that seems to imply she's weighing the likelihood that they might try to steal her wallet. It can be mildly awkward, and so I am always left reassuring people, "Oh no, she looks at everyone that way!"

My point is that while I love Mads to pieces, she's gone a little bit nuts. Then again, I've been accused of my fair share of crazy, too (you mean everybody doesn't have an obsessive need to take apart their sandwiches and meticulously rearrange them layer by layer??).

Maybe it's not something in the Cheerios. Maybe it's something in the genes.

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Don't feel bad Carolyn! Gabby has gone a little crazy too. This morning she stood in front of me, crying, for 20 minutes, yelling the word "NO" over and over again. I finally figured out it was because Daddy took away her glue stick... that she wasn't supposed to have in the first place!!! Of course, then Daddy (who was mysteriously absent during the crying and yelling) came back, gave her some cereal and saved the day. And then she was mad at ME the rest of the morning! WTF! I can't win!

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Posted by: Kelsy | May 22, 2008 5:03:40 PM

that's halarious! who won? the boots or maddie? & just so you know care...both my kids are nuts!!

Posted by: brandee | May 23, 2008 8:55:05 AM

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