WRITTEN BY: BRYNN HENNESSEY
I think I lost my sanity. You heard me, my sanity is gone. I lost it roughly 10 Daniel Tiger episodes ago, in-between Peppa Pig and a Paw Patrol binger. You see, I am a mom of a toddler. I think they lied when they called it the terrible 2’s; it isn’t true in the least bit. It isn’t terrible, the 3’s are. I’m losing it!
“I now have a kiddo asking for her pony that daddy promised her, and swearing up and down she never received the chicken nuggets either!”
I was under the impression the temper tantrums my child had while she was 2 were the last of it, but nope, not even close! She is somewhere between 3 and 21 years old. Last week while asking for lunch, she managed to slip in that she wanted a pony. Her dad, unbeknownst to him, agreed to it happening. Let me explain that this child forgets NOTHING!!!! I now have a kiddo asking for her pony that daddy promised her, and swearing up and down she never received the chicken nuggets either!
I work in a customer service field in between housework, driving kids to school, staying up with my infant, going to school myself, writing my blog, taking Instagram pictures, and doing laundry. There is probably more I get done that I didn’t mention. Sometimes I even eat a meal which took longer than 10 minutes to make!
Recently, there was a woman who was talking to me about how her shopping trip with her 2 year old was horrendous! I felt for this woman and yet the words “it gets worse” came out of my mouth! Horrified at myself, I tried to retract my statement only to realize this woman needs to know the truth! And damn it, I told her the truth!
“I will sing the Paw Patrol song one more time and forever and
always turn off Caillou when it comes on.”
I’m surviving my 3 year old, barely, but it would have been nice if someone warned me. It would have been nice if someone told me that they are finding their personalities, finding their attitudes, finding that mommy hides vegetables in their food, finding out they can remember where the lollipops are hidden and more. So while my toddler goes on a rampage throughout my house destroying every toy and coloring on every wall she can before I notice, I am going to bask in the moments of lost sanity. I am going to sit back and enjoy the craziness, the whirlwind of emotions, and the absolute terror that this little 3 year old beauty is blessed with. I will sing the Paw Patrol song one more time and forever and always turn off Caillou when it comes on.
For all my friends, for all the new moms, for all the single dads and all the guardians, my warning to you is be prepared to lose your sanity. I promise you, it will all be worth it just to see their smile and hear their maniacal laugh before you have to run around to find out what they might have done now! Enjoy your 2 year old, and stock up on your favorite bottle of wine for your 3 year old, you might need it!
About The Author:
My name is Brynn and I am the proud mom to two wonderful children and the owner of Bellissima Nutrition. As a studying nutritionist and mom, I am always busy but if my life could be a stand up comedy show, I could talk to you for hours!! I am new to blogging and my business but I can not wait to continue sharing and empowering everyone through my words!