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Toddlers are Hard. x2

on January 21, 2013

Just a short post today; our household is a bit exhausted lately.

Both Maretta and Shula are on the cusp of being able to really communicate, but they aren’t quite there yet. And it’s really frustrating. Not only for them but for Anton and I as well. They get frustrated because they don’t know or can’t say what they want. We get frustrated because we WANT to get them what the need but it’s so hard to guess sometimes.

It can be interesting to watch the frustration though; they each have a different way of dealing with this frustration. Maretta gets angry. She kicks and screams. If you were to look up “tantrum” in the dictionary, you’d see a picture of Maretta. Shula just gets really upset. Her face screws up into the most heartbreaking thing you have ever seen. She runs to the nearest corner or doorjam and turns her back towards the room. Both reactions are equally hard to watch and you feel nothing but sympathy because they’re only acting out due to a lack of communication.

Toddlers are Hard

Toddlers are Hard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am really looking forward to their language improving!

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3 responses to “Toddlers are Hard. x2

  1. Learning to communicate is one of the hardest things for any child and parent, but trying to decipher two little bundles of need?? Traumatic! Soon they’ll be jabbering away and you’ll be wishing them quiet again! X

    • samonnier says:

      Thanks for the words of encouragement! It takes a lot to get me down, but the past few days have felt like the communication is getting worse. I’m sure it’s just the girls getting closer to saying what they need, so the frustration is closer to the surface for them!

  2. Anton says:

    I know it’s temporary; but, it really is heartbreaking sometimes.

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