I told Ed the other night, that I think they make toddlers so terrible so that you fall in love with your baby. I mean when you are pregnant with your second child, I think it is a natural feeling to think it is impossible to love another child as much as you love your first. Well, you just don't know what your first is going to put you through.
This is the face I had on my day off before 9 am in the morning. One only knows what I had asked her to do. Something super evil, like lets go upstairs. Or maybe I was being down right horrible and not letting her play with the large stick next to her sisters head or Dad's expensive camera.
Now don't get me wrong. There are some benefits to the toddler, she is amazingly wickedly funny and though somewhat confused, whiny and manipulative at the same time. Our 3 year old can be crazy loving as well, unfortunately sometimes that loving comes with a horrible case of the 'I don't want to share any aspect of you'. She has a constant wonder in everything, and can run to you with pure excitement over a small weed in the yard. And the verbal skills are insane, changing every day at the speed of light.
The baby on the other hand really can only smile at the sight or even smell of mom. The baby screams and can not come close to telling you what they need. Luckily they only need a handful of things. I do also enjoy the milk only diet for the baby, because our toddler (all 25 lbs of her) is still a major pain in the a-- when it comes to eating. The toddler though, does have a sleep schedule and doesn't require a midnight (3am, 5 am, 8 am, and so on) feeding provided only by mom.
These two crazy girls are keeping me so busy and confused. They really sometimes look like the two headed monster above. One seems to need me nonstop and the other seems to want to push me away and then drag me back constantly. Though lil sis is in total awe of big sis, the feeling is still not reciprocated. And the schedule for daily life, well that is just a joke still. Growing up is hard, and I have to say neither baby or toddler wins the award for being really easy.
I still keep holding out hope that we are going to move into some easier (and sunnier) days. Regardless, I know that these two are going to keep it interesting.