My Second Childhood

My Second Childhood

My computer got bombed by a virus this week.  I don’t know much about working on computers or trying to get rid of viruses.  But I was determined to fix it.  I definitely believe in the saying that you can do anything you want to if you put your mind to it.  What I didn’t realize was that theory can make you go insane!

I spent 3 days and nights, sleep deprived, strung out on caffeine, and ignoring my children.  By the time I came to the end of my rope, I was screaming and pulling my hair out.  I had reverted into a toddler.

Gone was the responsible, mature, rationalizing adult.  I would alternate between tantrums and fits of rage.

Momentarily, I came to my senses.  It dawned on me that the frustration and anger I was feeling was exactly how young children feel when they can’t accomplish something they want to do.

I now have a new appreciation for the “terrible twos”.  Children at that age are learning so much new information.  At the same time, they have not yet mastered many of the skills they need to accomplish their goals.  They also have not conquered the emotional roller coaster of life.  Put all these things together and you have a ticking time bomb just waiting to explode with the right trigger.  Or should I say, ANY trigger.

The moral of the story is this; be more patient with your toddler, it really is a very difficult time in their young life and don’t let your antivirus program expire!

Author: Gabriella Parker

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