Saturday, August 13, 2011

Talking to a 2 year old

I think we keep forgetting that D is only 2.5 years old. I mean, truly, who can tell what a toddler understands and what she doesn't? But, lately D's impatience has been driving me bonkers (and apparently her dad too). Case in point, we are on our way to the airport today to pick up D's grandparents. We have been super excited and have been saying to D, "Your grandparents are coming today! We are going to pick them up at the airport.." etc.
So, we are driving toward the airport and D keeps saying, "I want to go to the airport!!"
So I reply, "D! That is where we are going but you can't just say something and have it manifest right then and there. It takes time to drive to the airport! You need to learn some patience!"
I mean, this girl is always yapping at me about the stuff she wants and she keeps repeating herself even as I am trying to get it for her and prepare it for her and it drives me batty!
Then she asks, "Daddy, where are we going?" And Daddy, who is also exasperated replies, "Where did I say we are going, D? We are going to the airport to pick up yie-yie and nai-nai. You need to have better memory retention, D!"
Hahaha!! That last statement cracked me up!! She's 2 years old! And we are asking her to have better memory retention! HAHAHAH!!
But, in all seriousness...these are some trying times. I mean...GIRLS! Let me tell you (from a young age) you all must learn some serious patience if you EVER are thinking about having children. It takes the patience of saints to manage this job of parenting. Truly...OR you can always just run back to work and hire a sitter/nanny. Yes, that is the best of both worlds. You can semi parent (on weekends only) and leave the nitty gritty to someone else during the week. You get to wake up with the darling angels. Maybe feed breakfast and then happily hand that little angel over to someone else to deal with while you go to work. Then you come home, feed the baby dinner and then off to bed. All the while, all smiles because you didn't have to spend your entire day listening to the same songs being requested, the same questions being asked, whining, questioning, demanding...OH hey, I just described the happy life of a father. That's exactly what they do...

1 comment:

  1. It has kinda gotten worse for us at 5 years old cuz you REALLY think they understand at this age...but alas, they are still *only* 5...and it's their job to wear on our nerves.