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Terrible Two's

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Terrible Two's

Such a wonderful stage of maturing,
   that every parent goes though enduring.

Terrible two’s is the name of this phase,
   makes parents pull their hair in amaze.

You end up sounding like a broken record,
   as you repeat yourself you feel ignored.

You tell them to come here at least five times,
   as you raise your voice to screaming sometimes.

You know they can hear you but choose to ignore,
   they kick and scream throwing fits on the floor.

At this point a time out has been earned,
   they are up and about when you have returned.

If they have brothers or sisters around,
   the civil rivalry is profound.

They push your buttons to test your will,
   to raise and train them and give them skills.

But just remember when you’ve had enough,
   keep your cool and don’t be so rough.

These are just kids and this is what they do,
   you love them to death this much is true.

They are just learning trying to find their way,
   following your steps each and every day.

Nathan Bane Leccese
©All Rights Reserved 05/26/2009

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  1. Date: 7/31/2009 8:45:00 AM
    Your writing paints wonderful pictures, Nathan! I've read many of your writes but haven't commented on each one ... the 7th stanza above could read the "sibling rivalry" although if everyone is being nice how clever that civil fits too ... smile ... glad you are at the Soup !!

  1. Date: 5/28/2009 3:36:00 AM
    I know what you mean! I have 5 of them, and it is amazing I have any hair left at all. lol a sweet poem of a daddy's love, love, Kristin

  1. Date: 5/28/2009 12:33:00 AM
    Hey, Nathan, this one goes to my favs. If you feel ignored now, wait until they were 16 like my daughter! : ) Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 6:29:00 PM
    Very wise reminder that children follow our footsteps and often emulate their parents. Like the way you describe how parents should cut the "terrible twos" a little slack. Still, I can imagine how tough it is to keep your cool when they seem to be ignoring you on purpose. You have a very nice rhyming couplet structure here and an important message as well. Nice work, Nate! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 5:08:00 PM
    Good contest entry for You Must Have been A beautiful Baby! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 4:23:00 PM
    This is a sweet poem Nathan. :) My one and only child is going on two and YIKES LOL She is a little spitfire. Those last two lines are precious. I love this whole thing. It really shows your heart. Love Christie

  1. Date: 5/27/2009 2:40:00 PM
    I DONT HAVE ANY CHILDREN BUT I HAVE NIECES AND NEPHEWS I KNOW HOW TERRIBLE THE TWO'S CAN BE BEST OF LUCK BRANDY