The end of tyrannosaurus twos

Vera is nearing the end of the tyrannosaurus twos, a.k.a. terrible twos.

There might be two questions running through your mind right now.

Why theย T-rex? Well, Vera’s behavior over the past year or so resembled this prehistoric creature’s. The tantrums, the mood swings, and the permanent PMS. Like the T-rex, she was trouble on two legs.

So, why ‘the end’? Well, she’s been an absolute darling for the past month or so. She’s been helpful – ever eager to fetch her little brother’s diaper and clothes. She’s been generous – sharing her sweets and snacks with others like a little santa.ย She’s …*gasp* growing up!

I’m not saying zero tantrums or zilch difficult behavior – but it’s a far cry from whence we came. From the days of shrieking and yelling and banging and wailing. From the days when two letters ‘N’ and ‘O’ would lead to a meltdown. From the days when we needed our daily cane (a spatula).

Today, she is …

Little Miss Helpful

vera laundry

Little Miss Cheeky

Little Miss Drama Queen

Yes that is a crown made out of a Barney float. Long live Queen Barney.

vera barney hat

Little Miss Teacher

Maybe this is why she adores her baby brother. He’s the only one who will hang around long enough to listen to her telling stories.

reading to j

It could be that she’s learnt to negotiate for what she wants, and learnt to accept our reasoning as to why she can’t have everything she asks for. It could be that she’s better at delaying gratification at this age and stage. It could be that we have also been more obliging and more giving to her (rubbed off by her pleasantness).

Or it could just be God shining his face upon our little family. ๐Ÿ™‚

No matter what brought about the demise of the T-rex, I’m one thankful mummy.ย (And I must say there’s no better feeling than seeing her so protective and loving towards her brother, and witnessing their sibling love take root.)

Baby…you’ve come a long way.

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  1. says

    behaviours have seriously mellowed in this house too. all kinds of goodwill towards one another and sharing joy.
    You don’t think that guy in the red suit has something to do with it? because when he leaves and 2012 arrives….I don’t want it to be the dawn of the new dinosaurs – again, either! LOL
    She is adorable though.

  2. says

    Sweet! I’m glad that the T-Rex 2s has ended in your household – well, at least for Vera that is, you still have one who isn’t 2 yet right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Enjoy the moment! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. says

    This gives me a glimmer of hope with my tantrum throwing two year old terror at home. Great to hear, great to hear.

    It’s like what they always say, once you think you figure out your child, they grow up and move on into other milestones. So I’ll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you that Vera gets more matured and be a good example for Javier.

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