Friday, June 25, 2010

The Three Switch

We only have Amalia as a three year old for a few more hours. Just over a year ago I had lunch with my dear friend Tonya. Her Max had just turned three, Mali was about to. She mentioned that she wasn't exactly thrilled with that age. Ever since his birthday, Max had not been as sweet or agreeable. His first reaction to most things was "NO!". I tried to sympathize, but I kept thinking "well, age two so far isn't THAT terrible...maybe it's because he's a boy...Mali won't have that problem, I'm sure."
Nope. When June 26, 2009 rolled around, the "three switch" turned on here too. I found out later that most parents agree that three is a tougher age than two.
I love our kids at any age, but I must admit I'm hopeful that the "four switch" will turn on tomorrow and we'll have a little more sweetness with the regular serving of sassiness. We saw Max the other day and he was as charming as could be, so we'll take that as a sign.

(And Tonya, sorry for doubting you on that one!)


Anonymous said...

terrible two's HORRIBLE three's!
Happy Birthday Mali!!! we all love you so very much!

Anonymous said...

Oh Kaethe, I couldn't agree with you more. I've said to many people recently, "Age 3 is so much worse than 2! Why didn't anyone come up with a clever saying for age 3???" Anyway, I feel your pain, and if there really is a "four switch," I'll gladly accept it in 1/2 year!!

Hope Mali had a great birthday!

- Kristi Johnson

Deni Porter said...

All I can say is, every day, 365 per year to be exact, whether that be times one, two, three, four, and counting, are a blessing. When the girls become teenagers you will wonder where the time went and occasionally you will wish secretly that you could go back to ages 2, 3, or 4! Love, hugs and kisses, Grandma Deni

Tonya said...

lol. I may be younger than you, but WISE beyond my years when it comes to dealing w/ the drama of a 3 year old. ;) HA. Max has really shaped up since he turned 4 though. Thankfully it only does last for a year.