Just recently, my little girl turned 2. Although this age comes with many wonders (you can read about some of the good stuff here)… WOW the experts weren’t lying when they said that the terrible 2s peak at…funnily enough…2 years old.
The phrase “toddlers are like a blender with the top off” comes to mind. She has been an overdrive of demands, whining, and general crazy crazy ass behaviour. I was exhausted. I was exasperated. Nothing was working. Not even any of my suggestions in 10 things to do when a toddler is stressing you out. Not even speaking Toddler-ese. Gah! What was I to do? I need some toddler behaviour tips like, NOW!
Then in desperation, three words tumbled out of my mouth.
THE RULE IS
Oh thank you my saviour! Silence! Capitulation. Utter utter magic and gorgeousness. Could this really be true? Dare I try it again? I steeled myself and gave it my best shot.
THE RULE IS….
No scooter inside
No playing until after dinner
No eating in the bath
Lunch then naptime
No screaming like a crazy MOFO
Again, and again, and again this magic potion of three simple words stopped my toddler in her tracks. Stopped her whining. Couldn’t even get near a tantrum with a bargepole with this one if you tried.
I don’t know if I’m about to burst my bubble in writing and sharing this with you but I don’t care, I want to share it, I want to shout it loud and proud from the rooftops. I have discovered the most amazing, one strop fits all, magic hocus pocus phrase that will leave a toddler bewitched and under your spell.
Try it now before it expires.
And before I’m once again found crying somewhere in a corner.