Hello, my name is Tumi and this is my story.
Before I got pregnant and became a mom, I used hear about this term ‘terrible two’s’ & couldn’t understand what the fuss was all about. I didn’t understand how a toddler could be capable of the behaviour being described by my friend’s and some clients. I just thought the kids behaved that way because of their parents and they didn’t know how to handle them.
I thought it would never happen to me because I would prepared for such behaviour due to what I was told. Little did I know….
Fast forward a couple of years later, I was blessed with a beautiful baby boy & was in total awe of how God can trust me with such a gift. A couple of months after he had turned a year and was already walking and exploring all that was around him he had turned 18 months and that’s when I think I encountered ‘The terrible two’s’ and was caught off guard. Were they not supposed to start after two, hence, the phrase? I had thought it would end when he turned 3 but to my surprise, it got worse and then came the tantrums which I thought was brought on by joining a new crèche but noo, it’s another phase which sometimes has me questioning if I am doing or even succeeding in being a mother because you doubt yourself and your decisions.
It hasn’t been easy but it has been joyful and knowing that there’s still a long way to go, I’m told after they turn 5 or 6 years it get’s better but I will wait and see and enjoy the journey of being a mom to a great being.
Lots of love