While she's not yet officially 3.5, the past almost-five months have provided me with a lot of insight into being THREE. I think.
At first? Woo dog was she kinda intense. She was constantly crying and screaming about any and every little thing and bedtime was about to put me into a mental institute. But then things calmed down and I figured that the intensity of January was a result of the holidays and her birthday being days apart; too much of everything fun, fun, fun came to a crashing halt and someone didn't know how to deal with it. That's what I'm telling myself, at least.
She's still intense, don't get me wrong. But she's also really kinda ... cool.
Unlike this article here, I don't think of her as being an asshole. Irrational at times? ABSOLUTELY. Asshole? No way. She's three. I mean, I get the reasoning behind the author saying three year olds are assholes and appreciate the humor behind the article, but I just can't do it; I just can't call a three year old an asshole. They don't know enough to be called such.
That all said and done, Lovie's irrationality does crack me up at times. Sure, in the moment, it drives me a little batty, but once she's settled down and--rational--it's funny.
Like last night.
I told her I was making spaghetti for dinner and was slapped with a "NO! I DON'T WANT PASGHETTI!"
I made it anyway and told her it was time to eat. Of course she ignored me until I turned the TV off and then she kissed the cat and skipped into the kitchen. I pretended not to notice her reaction when she sat down to a bowl of "pasghetti." I just acted like she never screamed she didn't want it.
Lo and behold, girlfriend gobbled that shit up like she hadn't eaten in days, moaning in delight after each and every fork-full was stuffed into her hole.
Yeah, I'm not so much a fan of the screaming and dirty looks for the strangest reasons, but she's still learning so much.
I don't know. So far three is intense and irrational at times, but it's also kinda badass-fun, too.