I have always wondered if the "terrible twos" actually exist. Eva turned 2 last month and I am starting to dread the upcoming months. Are there any survivors out there? I'd like to hear your stories. The thing is Eva is such a happy sweet little girl... during the day! She plays on her own, loves company, is very social (although you can't figure out much of what she is trying to say these days), and just a pleasure to be around. Come bedtime......... and she turns into a little monster! Changing her clothes is a serious workout that sometimes leaves me sweating and breathless. Giving her a bath is a good one. She loves her baths, but she won't come out of it when we are done. How long do baths take? I literally drag her out of the bathtub and then she'll just sit on the bathroom floor and watch the water drain down the plughole. I finally get her pajamas on and she is ready to go bye bye. So here we go, every night ever since I switched her from crib to toddler bed we've been having bedtime battles. It used to be like this: I would simply put her in her crib, kiss her good night and walk away; she might play for a bit, talk to herself, on rare occasions she would cry for a minute or two and go to sleep. Now she either runs around the room wildly screaming and throws herself on the floor kicking, or clings to me, squeals and tries to give me LOTS and lots of hugs. How tricky is that - she knows mommy will take a hug anytime. I try not to give in and stay calm although my heart is about to melt!
So anyway, one night I went back to check on her and found her sleeping on the floor like the bed didn't even exist there. Does anyone see a problem here?