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  1. […] that did the wrong to you. For no other reason than because I was exhausted and frustrated and tired of being a parent that day, I let something simple that I would have normally handled differently, turn into a […]

  2. The three’s for my son were the worst. While the fours present their own challenge, they do not even hold a candle to the three years.

    The good news? They aren’t three forever. I swear, my son had his birthday and it miraculously got better overnight.

    And I totally get the need to vent about frustrations. Knowing you aren’t alone and others have survived it help so much.

    Meanwhile, my daughter just turned two, so I’m already preparing for round 2….

  3. Okay, one more bit of #commentcrack.

    I felt like this too, right before Connor turned three. I thought I was DEAD. I figured 3 was going to be a total nightmare. But… it has been okay. Better, actually, because 3 year olds are freakin’ hilarious. We still have those demands and meltdowns and all that, but there’s some really good stuff too, and the “behaviour” is actually not nearly as bad as I feared it would be.

    Here’s hoping the same is true for you.

  4. Victoria says:

    I totally feel you on the “mommy has to do everything” kick. AD absolutely REFUSES to let M tuck him into bed and read him a story. He can’t help with the bath either or get him dressed. So it all falls on me…day in and day out..hang in there and just live for the little moments, although they seem FEW, where you have the “perfect angel” child and you question why they cant ALWAYS be that way!

  5. […] love my son to pieces, but theterrible three’s are kicking me in the teeth. The whining, the crying, the tantrums, the defiance, the […]

  6. Jessica says:

    I have been there more times than I can count. This last weekend I had my husband take the kids grocery shopping and run the errands because I needed a break. My kids wanted me but they had to deal with it. Sometimes they don’t get what they want.

    • Courtney K. says:

      You’re right. They have to learn that life doesn’t revolve around them all the time. I have the husband take the little man out once in a while so I can get some silence.

  7. Sarah says:

    Courtney, I sooooo know what you mean. I know I should be thankful for my boys and thankful to have Carsyn, but some days I just don’t want to do it. I get tired of the therapies and the exercises, etc on top of having a tantrum throwing 3 year old. It is so hard being a mommy.

    • Courtney K. says:

      Thanks girl. I can’t imagine adding in that extra stress and frustration. But, if it’s any consolation, you’re doing a killer job!!

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