I have heard it said, many times, the it is not really the "terrible twos" you need to watch out for. She is nearly done being two and it has been a very enjoyable year. I would have to say that I agree.
However, I think we are getting our sneak peak at the "willful threes".
When she earns herself a timeout the timer is set for two minutes and she is put in her timeout spot. When the timer goes off we ask, "Why were you in timeout?" She always tells us. Sometimes we need to restate why it is important and perhaps there is someone she needs to apologize to. We hug and reassure her that she is loved. Done. Next thing.
That has always happened, until the night before last.
The timer went off. I asked her why she was in timeout. She looked at me and not only rolled her eyes, but her entire head as well.
I had to set her down and walk away so I could laugh without being seen.
Oh. my. goodness. I think we are in trouble.
I have pulled out my copy of Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood because I need to re-read it. Quickly!