No, not the comic book superheros.
You now how people say, “The Terrible Twos” or “The Terrible Threes”? Well, there is apparently a “Fantastic Fours”.
Seriously, something magical happened when Jude turned 4.
- Potty Training clicked
- He began to understand reasoning
- He has started to listen and obey more frequently
- His patience has grown
- The tantrums are fewer
It’s bizarre really, because other than turning 4 nothing has really changed.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining I’m just mystified as to these recent turn of events. Granted we still have our moments, I mean he is only 4 years old. But I used to think I was stuck with a strong-willed, stubborn child when really he was just being 3.
This is just another one of those parenting moments when I realize what I thought was going to kill me was only a phase and this too shall pass.
So a little encouragement to all the moms who are wrestling with their little ones being “wild” and “strong-willed”, they will grow up! That’s not to say there isn’t discipline that needs to take place but if you are consistent and patient (the Lord knows you need a LOT of patience for 2 and 3 year olds) they will come through fairly normal kids.
We’re only a few weeks into the “Fantastic Fours” but I’m looking forward to what this next year holds.