Having a 3 year old in the house, and a 2 year old in the house..... and having just celebrated their big day-- I have also celebrated the fact that I now fully understand a phrase I've heard all of my life.
'She's 5 going on 16!!!!!!!'
'Wait until she's 16, she will think she's 24!'
Yes, we're there. Ava is now 3 going on 13. Full-on attitude, hitting, kicking, and a charming little bugger! We have had to reinforce the time-outs and the 1's, 2's and the 3's... but haven't had to get to 3 in a while. She's already put herself in time-out.
Now Emma, who is 2 going on 3.... she's still her sweet, quiet self.
But she follows Ava everywhere and does exactly the thing that Ava just did. We're in a world of trouble.
And if I'm disciplining Ava, or Emma, the other will come at me with: "Don't yell at my sister Emma! She's my best friend!!!!!!!!!!" with the meaniest, little puppy dog mad face, you ever did see!