Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Terrible 2

Today after I picked up my 2 year old son from the nursery at my church, I burst into tears. He had had another "rough day". That's the worker's nice way of saying "He was really bad....again". I have to say that Micah is an amazing two year old. He is loving, playful, and full of laughter; but he is also strong willed, and very aggressive. My older son who is 31/2 was nothing like him. He was so compliant. I can remember thinking that he was an amazing toddler. He never threw a temper tantrum in public, obeyed what I told him to do, and loved to play with other children. Micah, on the other hand, throws daily temper tantrums in public, has still not obeyed me about keeping his shoes on (for the 500th time), and is very aggressive toward other children. I know that the strong side of Micah will serve him very well as he grows up. He will not care what his peers think about him and he will never be pressured into doing anything he doesn't want to do. He will stand up for the weak, and never back away from a fight. These are qualities that I don't want to squelch in him. I want him to refine those. He's two, he will grow up. But for now, I am at a loss of what to do. I am fearful that people will think I am not a good mom, that I don't discipline my child. I love him, and I try to make him a better boy. But oh, how do I need God's help with this one....*sigh*


The Norvells said...

I love you! And you're a WONDERFUL mom! You are so right, Micah will be a very successful adult one way because of his will-power and self-assurance. Encourage it and love it. You can't worry about what anyone thinks but God. Trust in Him, take His guidance and He will show you how to raise and teach Micah to be a well-behaved little boy. Remember, this is just a season. You will get through this, and you will be a better mom because of it.

The Norvell Family said...

I left you an encouraging comment, but it must not have posted :(. All I really said was I love you, this is just a season and it will get better. And don't beat yourself up, you're a wonderful mom! And you better let me know when Baby Ella arrives! I deleted my FB page, so you'll have to text me :).

Bethany said...

Just now logged back into my blog...thanks for the post! You are so sweet. Blessed to have a friend like you!