I have one child starting the "terrible twos". I have another one getting ready to leave them. Don't let the name "terrible twos" fool you. It's not just for 2 year olds. I have compared notes with my mom friends. Each year gets worse. There is a consensus that age 4 may be the worse. They don't throw tantrums with screaming and kicking. Now they can reason, talk and cry. But there is a glimmer of hope. I have also heard from others that magical things happen at age 5. Kids grow up! They change. They mature. They listen. I am eagerly waiting Laci's 5th birthday with very high expectations.
Recently, I have seen glimmers of this maturity. Laci has started to listen to us. She has put away her dishes when I ask her too. She has picked up her toys. he picks out her clothes and gets dressed by herself. She tried a bean Sunday night. She even went to bed on her own the other day. I know they are just glimmers. I also saw her throw a tantrum because I wouldn't go to the bathroom with her the other day. I was 10 feet away. I thought she could handle it. But I have hope. We are only 2 months away from that magical 5th birthday! I have hope.