I love the age my son is right now. He's almost 2 1/2 and he amazes me every day. He's such a smart boy and is talking more and more. He's a handful of joy and energy and always makes me smile and laugh. Of course, not all my days are filled with wonderful things. There's no parenthood without a little frustration...
Being a new mom, I always knew in the back of my mind that disciplining my son would be hard. I think it was always a fear of mine that I wouldn't be stern enough to discipline because I'm the type of person who can easily give in sometimes. My son is in his "terrible twos" stage and not to mention a BOY so he is constantly all over the place. He loves to touch everything from dirt to breakable items at the store (why do they always go for those??). He jumps on the bed and sometimes if he's feeling really daring, he'll jump off of the bed onto the floor. He runs around like an energizer bunny and throws himself on the ground if he doesn't want to go somewhere.
It can be very frustrating, especially when he doesn't LISTEN. I probably say "No, Dylan" a million times a day. I don't want him to think he can get everything and do anything he wants so I'm trying to teach him the word "no". He hates it when either my boyfriend or I say it. He'll cry and make a sad face or throw his face in our laps. Sometimes he will listen, but then a minute later he'll be right back at the spot doing the very same thing I told him not to do. Ahh!
This little man has me wrapped around his fingers...so it's quite a challenge every day!