This is Cameron. He is the “two” of “forty two and two”. He is the cutest, most fun-loving little boy ever, but he has a dark side. It’s a condition called the temper-tantrums of the terrible twos. This condition has brought this mama to tears, and had me considering jumping in my car and driving forever!
Now, I know this is a temporary condition and this stage shall pass, but how do I keep my cool in the meantime? There has been days that I have felt like a complete failure as his mom because it seems I can’t control these outbursts. They sneak up out of nowhere and usually in full public view. I have suggested to my husband that we just stay indoors until he is 18, but my husband enjoys the outdoors.
The bright side to his dark side is that I run to my Bible often and pray fervently for strength and patience. God will get me through this time, with reminders that I will miss these days, and that Cameron is the most precious gift I could have received from God.
God will also give me moments of little chubby hands grabbing mine and telling me to “c’mon mommy”. He will allow me to feel little boy kisses and hugs. He will open my ears to hear my son tell me how pretty I am and that he loves me. He will keep my heart from exploding when my boy tells me “no go to work, sit down, mommy!”
Yes, God will get me through this time and give me the strength I need for another day.
Are you a mom experiencing the “terrible twos” (or threes or fours or fives)? Then please leave me a comment with your go-to tips on keeping your sanity! I could use all the encouragement that I could get right now!!