|Caden with my brother.|
My boys are both recovering right now from a bad cough and double ear infections so I haven’t really thought that it was strange that they have both been a little more whiny and high maintenance than usual.
In fact, I have realized more and more that I can be a pretty laid back mom about the boys behavior to a point and allow them to do things that maybe their dad wouldn’t.
So the fact that Dylan has been REALLY particular about which cup he drinks out of hasn’t really set off sirens for me that he’s displaying terrible two behavior.
I figure the kids sick, he wants a certain cup…no problem here’s a different cup for you if it will provide peace and quiet for 10 minutes. He’s even been particular about what he wants to drink, which has been primarily milk of late. Maybe his sore throat feels better with a milky coating rather than juice.
Well the boys are on the mend now and Dylan has been maintaining his stance on having certain cups with specific beverages in them. To the point where he has stopped drinking liquids up to half the day because he is upset with what we are offering him. I’ve tried to offer him different beverages in different cups…all in hopes of finding the right combination to pacify this little man. Of course with this behavior comes alot of screaming and whining- Oh Joy!
The fact that both boys are not very verbal right now isn’t helping matters with finding out what they really want to make them happy. My husband is pretty convinced that they need to drink what we offer them and if they choose not to drink it then that’s it. He thinks they’ll eventually get thirsty, so if we leave the sippy cup laying around eventually they will drink.
I see his point but I guess I’ve just been trying to get them to drink something (anything) so that they don’t become dehydrated.
So to all you moms out there….what were some of the first signs of the “terrible twos” that you saw from your kids or did your kids bypass that stage?