Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Meet My Dictaddler

Dictaddler- noun. A combination of the words "dictator" and "toddler". A toddler who rules via dictatorship. "Athena, stop acting like a dictaddler or no one will want to play with you."

I gotta tell ya, 3-year-olds are rough. I always heard about the "terrible 2's" and feared them. When that came and went I thought "well that wasn't so bad!" Ha. Ha ha. Ha ha ha.

Um, why didn't anyone say that once a kid turns 3 they go cuh-razy. Their brains get all smarter-like so that means they can back-talk. And argue. And con.

We actually have to make her think that WE'RE making some sort of concessions to get her to eat, go to bed, use the toilet, etc.

I have to say, I would never take this kind of abuse from anyone else. If it were a boyfriend, he'd be dumped. Yet Louis and I take it from her and love her to the moon and back.

What are 4-year-olds like?


SassyTimes said...

The 2's have been easy for us so far....I'm afraid AFRAID of the 3's. I've heard horror stories.

Jill Marie said...

Have you met Evan ;) ha hahhaaaah ahhah

Written Permission said...

Having no kids, I have no advice. But I have heard from MANY friends that 3s are MUCH harder than the 2s for exactly the reasons you mentioned. Attitude abounds. Regressing, especially if they have a younger sibling.

Oy. Best of luck to you. And, that's the cutest damn dictator I ever did see. :)

Ky • twopretzels.com said...

(Everyone's told me that 3 is by far the more difficult age.)

Best of luck. And thanks for paving the way.

Wendy said...

Oh but look at her, she's just too sweet!

Dude, kindergarten has been HELL on my sweet angels. They're monsters now. I am not joking.

Quiet Oasis said...

Fully agree. Three is ROUGH. (2 was a breeze) I do think 4 is my favorite age for sure. At 5, the girls get a bit more sassy and independent (in a not-as-great way).

Biscuit said...

Mine's not even 2 yet and he's already forgotten that it's not a democracy and I AM the dictator up in this piece....advice welcome and needed - feel free to share as you learn!