Thursday, May 9, 2013

Proud Mommy Moments: The Three's

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It is coming.  I can feel it.  Each day creeping closer and making it's ugly appearance.... the terrible three's!  Yes, I said 3 not 2.  My kids all seemed to prefer the 3's for their fit throwing, kicking and screaming, testing every boundary.

Ryder has always been so good, so calm so that I was hoping that maybe it would somehow just be skipped all together; but with his third birthday fast approaching (on Tuesday) it is starting to show.

Last night I made a nice wonderful dinner, which I then proceeded to take to a friend who is in the hospital so needless to say I wasn't up to making a second dinner, so Chick-fil-A it was.

We ordered our food, sat down and I happily observed Ryder nicely eating his food.  I smiled and tried to quietly point it out to Eric; that was my first mistake.

Ryder then began dipping his finger into his ranch dressing and eating just that, all with a big smile on his face of course. I took his dressing away, so then he started finding things on the tray to throw away in the near by garbage can.

Lucas and Alex finished their food and asked if they could turn their toys in for ice-cream.  "No Ryder needs to eat more first."

Ryder then decided to push his chair aside and squat/sit by the table in his "little chair" thinking he was hilarious while doing so.   When he started to throw his food, that is when we called it quits and left.

Now is when my proud mommy moment begins.  In the past, if this sudden change of plans had occurred both Lucas and Alex would not have been happy and may have probably loudly professed it. While both were disappointed neither complained or fussed once!   Eric and I both made sure to compliment both and point out how wonderfully they did and I also warned them that this might not be the last time something like this happens as we are about to enter the terrible 3's.
trouble is coming!
What is your Proud Mommy Moment this week?




21 comments:

  1. When I worked in child care, I would beg to be assigned anywhere but the 3 year old room...at least your older 2 are proof that they do outgrow it!

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  2. Oh my. I remember those days!!

    You know my friend that had her baby recently? She finally named him...Ryder!

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  3. Troublesome Three's is what I've always heard it called :). So sorry you're going to have to deal with this.

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  4. It's never been the terrible twos around here... Three is definitely our most trying age! Of course, Taylor has kind of been ornery from the get-go!

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  5. I would think the bad behavior at 3 would be easier than at 2, because at least he can be reasoned with and you know that he understands what you're saying. I dunno, I could be very wrong.

    The tantrums have started for Lucas. I pray that they don't last till he's four. I just don't know what to expect with my boys. I told Zoe yesterday that raising her did nothing to prepare me for real-life motherhood, haha!

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  6. Ack! 3 is so hard!!! Your other two are awesome though. my older two would have lost it!!!

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  7. Andrew is 3... he can certainly be a challenge at times. I know it gets better but right now it drives me nuts even though I know that it's just part of the age and all that.

    Does Ryder have selective hearing too?

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  9. Hopefully it doesn't last too long! Maybe not a whole year? Or it might...you can do it mama!

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  10. I am going through that with my little one, she is 2 going on 3 it is so not fun. There may be a terrible 4's too because my son sometimes gives me trouble too! Lol, when will it end?!

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  11. With both of my kids we have seen that 3 is waaaaay worse than 2 ever was!!

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  12. My kids were both wonderful in the twos and not so great in the threes. Happily, Faye is coming out of the hard bit. Wow, though, Ryder is going to give you a run for your money! I have to say, I am also impressed by Lucas and Alex. That is so grown up of them! And tell me more about turning toys into ice cream. What?!

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  13. Woohoo for the older two on their nice behavior. He'll get there, but eesh, it might be bumpy on the way!

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  14. The three's are ROUGH.

    But HOW is it possible that your little guy is three? Weren't you just telling us his birth story? ;)

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  15. Great shot!!! I am blessed in that it's been so long that I truly cannot remember the terrible 2's and 3's. I'm sure they were awful but I've blocked it out. :o)

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  16. Seriously, 2's were a joke-- the 3's are def. the worst!! Reese is about to turn 3 and I remember Ryan in his 3's.. gasp! I have another few years to live in this zone. I so can relate! ha!

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  17. I agree that the 3's are the worst! We never experienced the terrible twos!

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  18. Oh, yes, those 3's are a killer!! That's when all of mine acted up as well. Good job, Lucas and Alex!!!

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  19. Three was rough with Jack. And so was four and five and six and part of seven. ;-)

    Nick always acted out about a week before each birthday, and then settled down. He's more difficult now than he has ever been, but he's really just trying to learn his new place in the family and assert his independence.

    That's awesome that Lucas and Alex just rolled with the flow. What mature kids.

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