Thursday, November 12, 2009

ladies and genteleman, may i introduce you to. . .


the wrath of a 3-year-old. you parents of children who are wide eyed in amazement at the wrath of your 2-year-old? SIT DOWN. seriously. YOU HAVE NO IDEA.


so we go to a local pizza place to have some fun monday family time and when we have to go, ava freaks. like, she's really mad. the most amazing part of this story, however, is the fact that once we got home, she was still mad. as i went to open her door she fiercely reached over and held it shut saying through clenched teeth, "i'm. not. getting. out."

and i just stood there, trying to figure out what was going on. then i threatened to remove her myself. then i carried out my threat and she pedaled her legs madly in the air (as if that would stop me!). and then, once in the house, she stayed mad. perhaps there are parents out there who are laughing at my innocence, but let me tell you, she's never acted like this in her life. only a week ago i would have described her as easy going. but now? i don't even know where to begin! when asked to describe the girl i simply say, "she has blonde hair and blue eyes." because that, at least, is true no matter what is happening.

naturally, once indoors, ryan and i documented the moment with camera. because when you're child is holding a grudge toward you for the first time, what else are you supposed to do?

kids these days, i tell you what. . .

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

Is it totally wrong of me to think that picture is cute?!

By the way, thank you for all my sweet comments. I've been wanting to reply, but can't find an email address for you?

Amber Marie said...

that is a cute picture, she is always adorable- but even a little bit more while holding a grudge :)

isn't 3 strange?? i've said the exact same thing to so many mothers of 2 yr olds...just wait my friends, just wait. i think the funny stuff they say makes up for the crazy stuff.

Annie Get Your Camera said...

My eldest is 4 and a few months and is just getting out of that 3 year old phase. About a year and a half of constant arguing and boundary pushing. But he's turning into a pretty sweet boy now, though! Good luck, it ends!

Brittany said...

This is the sight we see very often during our day...although it seems to be much cuter on someone else's child. We can laugh and cry together at the struggle of raising an opinionated 3 year old:)

3 Three and Under said...

I see that same face on my 3 year old daughter almost daily. Sometimes I have to laugh because they get so mad at practically nothing. Then she gets even more mad at me because I'm laughing.

Freckles said...

I love that picture, probably because I get the same type of pouty face a lot! I know, something happens when they turn 3, way worse than 2!!

Shar said...

I am so with you! Mine will be 3 in a few days and let me tell you... some days I want to put him in a box and leave him at the park!

I've heard they get better at 4.

Steve and Steph said...

omg-i've heard 3 is more terrible than two...At least she is totally cute upset.