Terrible Twos

by Ashlee Reynolds

The joys and excitement of the first year have come and gone; year number two is about to begin. It starts with him saying no, and wanting everything; then he brings out the tantrums and screaming when he doesn't get his way. Next he wants to start potty training, being as enthusiastic as can be; he doesn't want his diapers or pullups. He wants to be a big boy and not have those things; he fights and screams when he gets one put on. These are the terrible twos; he goes from angelic, needing mom, to being a little tyrant, completely independent. I wouldn't change him in any way, for he is wonderful as can be; he is my little boy.

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Ashlee Reynolds, author of Playing in the Snow, currently resides in Pendleton, Oregon. She attends Blue Mountain Community College for Nursing. She is the proud mom of a little boy. She likes to spend her free time with her son, reading, and writing short stories and poetry.