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Two year olds - what are their main common behaviourable characteristics?

(16 Posts)
milkyman Wed 26-Nov-14 18:28:39

id like to know im not alone!

over sensitive
very jolly then changes in a flash
food refusal
mum walks on egg shells

KittyandTeal Wed 26-Nov-14 18:37:18

Plus the 'I want insert unreasonable request' and the 'I do it' for things like buttons then throw a got when they can do them.

yours Wed 26-Nov-14 18:40:52

Yep, won't be helped but tantrums when they can't do it alone.

I don't bother walking on eggshells - if you're damned if you do and damned if you don't you may as well just continue as you were!

MiaowTheCat Wed 26-Nov-14 19:03:26

Best description I saw on here was that they're like little drunks- in the whole completely irrational and mood swings all over the place and the most ridiculous thing can be the end of the world to them!

Also can be the funniest and most caring and cuddly creatures known to man!

Heleng1982 Wed 26-Nov-14 19:05:16

I'm so glad I saw this I thought It was only my 2 year old that did this grin

Molotov Wed 26-Nov-14 19:11:22

I love the suggestion that they are like little drunkards! grin My 2.7yo dd2 is a lot like this yet simultaneously the most loving, demonstrative little soul I've ever met smile

milkyman Wed 26-Nov-14 20:13:06

when does it improve shock

Mamabear12 Wed 26-Nov-14 23:12:49

Mine can cry at the drop of hat. Super happy, but can start crying and screaming the next. She has the ability to turn on and off her water works so easily! Drama queen for sure. It must be the age. I hope so anyway!

MaMaPo Wed 26-Nov-14 23:16:18

My almost two year old came up to me this morning, pointing at the tears on her cheeks and looking puzzled. I explained that she'd been crying and those were tears. She looked very thoughtful.

Her most defining characteristic at the moment is weird and transient attachments to odd things. This morning she took a teabag to Nursery.

minipie Wed 26-Nov-14 23:21:44

bossy/demanding: "I want x"

tears at the drop of a hat, then back again

very, very affected by illness/tiredness/hunger

curious about everything

attention demanding

very funny (sometimes deliberately grin)

very sweet, when on good form

DarylDixonsDarlin Thu 27-Nov-14 07:45:10

refusing a nap until the afternoon school run, then staying awake until midnight (yes I realise the two are linked)

asking for something by shouting the name of what it is she wants, then continuing to say it over and over until she either gets it or is told no, in which case she will decide on something else to ask for and say it over and over and over omfg kill me now

I looked at her today and wondered how have I already survived 2 DC getting through the toddler stage hmm

MiaowTheCat Thu 27-Nov-14 08:10:50

I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 19 month old so I'm getting it in stereo at the moment! By heck has the youngest got a temper on her!

MadMonkeys Thu 27-Nov-14 10:15:58

Dd1 was like the posts above but dd2 is easy peasy! She is 26m so maybe she is just a late developer...

Givemecaffeine21 Thu 27-Nov-14 13:43:28

I want, followed closely by I need.

Totally irrational. Utterly demanding. Bloody minded to the extreme. Like a hormonal teenager ... Up, down, up down....

Extremely amusing. Too darn cute at times when you just want to be cross. Irritating, irritating, irritating and never bloody cooperate at crucial times!

Have me reaching for the bottle of wine each night, exhausted and often despairing, yet still for some strange reason regaling their behaviour to my husband with love I can't quite understand.....possibly because they're asleep, and sleeping toddlers are adorable, and best of all, quiet.

Mum to a 17 month old and a 28 month old.

MillionPramMiles Thu 27-Nov-14 15:23:03

Heartbreakingly angelic one minute and something out of The Exorcist the next. Glad to hear this is clearly normal.

MiaowTheCat Thu 27-Nov-14 19:33:22

I long for the unreleased episode of Bing where Flop's infinite patience fails and he locks himself in the loo with a large gin and yells about being able to have a poo in peace for once in his life.

DD1 veers between being Bing and Little Princess - both characters seem to have it about spot on!

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