The terrible “two”s come at 15 months. Not 2. Not in this house. The kid is taking her time to learn two-syllable words but is quick to grasp the concept of throwing phones and remotes like a pro quarterback. Hitting and whining? It’s like she has her own VH1 reality show. Learning exactly who “mama” is? Baby Rangirl gets the question correct 14% of the time. She knows a lot already- routines, where the fish and cat are, when you need a hug…but…

“Terrible too much”, I say. Terrible is a strong word. Maybe weird for a first time dad.

There’s no rhyme/reason to her methods either. She used to fall asleep after her bottle at night and now she just wants to go 200% off the walls. An iPhone used to calm/distract her after a crying session. Now that iPhone has a 56% chance of ending on the floor or in the sink.

Some of her other actions that indicate we are in for more exhaustion:

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Toys end up in our slider door.

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The bites are getting more epic.

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On a trip to the aquarium, this was one of maybe 4 times when she wasn’t acting up.

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An antsy Baby Rangirl before crying from over exhaustion during her trip to the city.

Some of this is from her teething phase. Some from boredom. Some from her being a weirdo like her dad. All before the age of 2.

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