Rebel Yell

Toddler Yelling
Photo credit: Mindaugas Danys

“…No!”
– Toddlers when they realize they are humans with free will

Toddlers are a funny bunch. If babies are like drunk adults, then toddlers are like the girl you wish you never started a conversation with at a party. You are constantly confounded trying to understand why they suddenly agree to brush their teeth after 10 minutes of not wanting to. At no other stage of a child’s life is there such a convergence of indignity, creativity, screaming, crying, and desperation (by both parent and child). I have been warned many times about the terrible twos, but as my son turned two he continued his fairly chill ways, being generally agreeable and mostly taking our orders at face value. No worries, nothing to see here. Terrible twos? We got this…

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