I forgot how terrible the two stage can be. Joshua is into throwing fits and tantrums. I don't think we really ever experienced a full throttle terrible two stage with Jacob. He was also so low key and easy. I mean there were times when I wanted to leave the premises, but for the most part he was a pretty easy two year old.
Then came Joshua. He has been the typical second child. He has done things slower than his brother did them. He has been the type to let you know when something is wrong and demands a certain amount of attention. I do tend to baby him more than I did Jacob at this age. Hell, he still has a morning bottle and a night time bottle at 23 months. For the most part he's an easy toddler, but also he has this devilish side that brings me to my knees praying to God. He will throw himself on the floor screaming when he doesn't get his way. He'll ask for a cookie and if I'm not running towards the kitchen he'll chunk a hotwheel car at my shins and scream. It's just insane the things he comes up with. I don't want to create a monster so I get down on his level and we talk mom to child. It's just a whole new world for me. The aggression and the level of anger that he exhibits towards me on a daily basis is just too much.
I wonder why children have to grow up so fast. I was just holding him and nursing him, or so I thought. Life just has a way of flying by before your eyes. He will alway be my baby boy even if he throws cars at me and breaks my leg.
Now I know why my Mom used to call my brother a "little shit".