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March 30, 2010

Putting paid to the Terrible Twos



Three is Two on steroids.
Three is loud.
Three has opinions.
Three is determined.
Three pushes the envelope.
Three is all grow-en-ed up, thank you very much.

Apparently Three is also stealthy.

Three crept out of his bedroom in the dead of night. Let himself into the study. Rifled through drawers. Found a self-inking gadget. And Three stamped PAID all over everything.

Terrible Twos indeed.

24 comments:

  1. By Jingoes, that would not be a nice surprise to wake up and discover! I'm feeling a tad anxious after reading your post...hanging by a thread here with my 2yr old twins...counting the days till we're clear of the Terrible Twos. Not so sure now! Lisa x

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  2. My mother always told me we had to make allowances for my brother - "he's at a difficult age". He's 41 now.

    See if you can get him to print money next time!

    Wishing you strength and fortitude!

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  3. Oh geez. I've had two boys go through it and I'm now proof that you do 'forget' (a bit at least). Now I've got a 2 year old trantrummer and it's all coming flooding back. Got to go lock up the stamp pads...

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  4. OH how I remember those days!

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  5. Ha ha! With all three of my children I thought threes were the worst!! Two was CUTE - three was BUSY and MOBILE! Their little brains don't really calculate cause vs effect yet!

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  6. Oh no. What a lovely surprise you must have gotten walking in and seeing that. Perhaps this is a future calling for him?
    x

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  7. Agreed. 3 is the new 2 around here.

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  8. Haven't you heard the saying 'The F**KED threes'??

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  9. Oh yes, terrible two's aint got nothin of threes, but wait till four!!!
    P.S
    I've awarded you a circle of friends award. I'd love for you to accept it. Pop on over to check it out.
    xox Katie

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  10. Oh crap. I hope you have found something which removes it off the surfaces without removing the surfaces....

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  11. Yup. We had worse threes than twos around here. We had stamps, too, unfortunately.

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  12. No! I wont hear it!! Two is as bad as it will get in this house thank you very much!!!

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  13. Eeek! All I can say is: my friend's three year old, scissors and curtains in the middle of the night. Oh, boy, do I have a lot to look forward to.....

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  14. Oh... just as I am laughing, deep down inside... I am terrified. ;)

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  15. I agree wholeheartedly. My little Miss 3 is exactly the same

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  16. Oh. We have found that (whispers..) four is, ahem, special too.

    A story from the land of one:

    'Where are my earrings, sausage?'
    'Don now Mummy - down zere - in hole. Bye bye' (points to hole in bedroom floorboards). In the future archaelogists will excavate beneath the hole and find many interesting things.

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  17. Oh dear. How much fun three must have had. Perhaps you can teach him how to do useful chores during the night.

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  18. I hate to tell you this but in our family we call the next one 'the fucked fours'!! Maybe its just a girl thing though. X

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  19. I find it is six months intervals 3to 3.5 is good. 3.5 to 4 is painful and so on. I wrote about it on the blog a little while ago. The good thing is to know that it does pass....

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  20. hahahohoHO NO! That's so bad, it's almost funny.

    Would be awesome if he did actually pay for everything he stamped. You could line up the bills the next night ;)
    Then he'd be like a magical elf, and everyone would LOVE IT! :D

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  21. We're living with three here too. Ain't it grand?

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