My extended one on one time with Toddler S begs the question: can the Terrible 2's start early? I'm thinking the answer is a big ol' fat YES. While she is generally a very laid back and chill kiddo, she does have her moments... usually when I'm using the word "no". Sure, I don't like to be told "no" either, but good grief child, get it together. As we begin this voyage into more & more Toddler S independence, I am frankly curious as to how it'll all go. For starters, having a power struggle with a person wearing a diaper requires a lot of patience, something that I have difficulty with at times.
This moment of reflection is coming -- I'm quite sure -- as a result of being a single parent over the weekend. Temper tantrums aside, however, it was really fun having the "mommy & me" time. We hung out at Appleseeds on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday, joined some good friends for brunch at The Park. We snuggled on the couch with Elmo and played with blocks and her baby doll. And though I might have breathed a sigh of relief when Husband came through the door, I also felt how truly lucky we are to have this child in our lives.
Side note: this post is brought to you by my continued support and admiration for all the single parents out there... especially after this weekend.