The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Why does a "just turned" 2 year old feel that he needs to argue with me? Why do I continue the conversation arguing back with him?

"Reese that is a red balloon."

"No it's not. It's not a balloon."

"Yes it is."

"It's not a balloon."

"Reese DO NOT ARGUE WITH ME. You do not argue with your mother. It is a red balloon."

"No it's not."

Needless to say, it has been a long day. We have had episodes today where he was crying because, in his words, "I can't like pizza." Then he gobbled the pizza down. Then there was the time when he cried because Brooks was showing him a book. Another time, I told him if he knocked Brooks' castle down he was going to get a spanking. About a millisecond later he came through like a tornado and kicked Brooks' castle down. Then he threw a small fit when I spanked him, so he had to stand in the corner too. The final episode was him crying as I was putting him in bed. No, it wasn't because it was bedtime, but because I wouldn't put socks on his feet. HE HAD ON FOOTED PAJAMAS!

I suppose this is all just part of the age he is at. I can't understand why he looks so much like an angel when he is asleep and "something else" when he is having his moments.


Kristin said...

I think if our children were already toddlers when we delivered them, all families would stop at one. 15 or so months through around 3 1/2 years are pretty sketchy in our house.

Chad said...

So I know it was probably frustrating for you, but just know that your post was able to make me smile and laugh this morning.

carrie said...

I agree with Kristin! I would get worn out with all of the fits during those days. Give me a couple of years, and I will be doing it all over again!

Kristi said...

My Brooks MUST be related to your Reese. Brooks has cried over everything the last 2 days (although he has been sick and is on antibiotics). I finally put him to bed this morning. I just can't figure out what it is!

Louise said...

I'm with Chad....I hate it for you, but it was really making me laugh!! :) And he does seem like such an angel to us "outsiders". :)

Three plus Me said...

This too shall pass! Hang in there!

Erika said...

Two I could handle because I knew he was testing his boundried without really knowing why, three on the other hand is a whole new ballgame. Shey KNOWS he is not acting properly and continues to act that way. Last night, I had to take him to the bathroom he was acting so bad and the whole way there, he screamed, "No, Mommy! No!" I'm surprised someone didn't call child services.

Emmy said...

You are in God's training program and He is building stamina in you for when Reese heads in to the teenage years. Boy's come here testing the boundaries. It does get better. You are doing a great job. Emmy

sweeter and the bubbas said...

OOOOOOhhhh girl, I feel your pain!! My Copeland was and IS a handfull! I think getting down on your knees helps!! I need to do that more often.