Terrible Twos: 14 Reasons Why Twos Aren’t Terrible

Let’s talk terrible twos, are they really so terrible? I’ll be honest in saying, I think twos get a bad rap. Generally speaking, can a two year old be difficult? Absolutely. The second year of life can be seriously challenging to navigate when you’re only 35 inches tall and learn for the first time mom’s boob isn’t your only friend. All the physical and emotional changes are without a doubt taxing, for everyone involved, but twos have moments of pure sweetness and alarming intelligence. It seems all that’s written is how terrible twos live up to their reputation, but below are 14 reasons why twos aren’t terrible. Really, they’re not that bad – I’ve heard threes are much worse.

Terrible Twos: 12 Reasons Why Twos Aren't Terrible


14 Reasons Twos Aren’t Terrible

1. Twos sleep through the night.
Hellooo bed, I’ve missed you

2. Twos are pretty durable. 
Not that I’m proud of this fact, but my daughter bangs into things all the time. It’s actually alarming to think of how many times she’s fallen…so let’s not.

3. Twos are seriously adorable.
The tiny shoes, clothes, and their squeaky voices…ahhh.

4. Twos talk a lot of nonsense.
Nonsense that is both hilarious and adorable – a rare combination.

5. Twos give lots kisses and hugs.
It’s actually cool to give Mom and Dad kisses.

6. Twos think about trading in their diapers.
“Think” being the key word – it’s kind of a personal preference on whether the diapers carry into the next year – my fingers are crossed.

7. Twos learn words and sentences.
Oh, sweet, sweet words…how I have longed to hear you and finally understand what the heck you’ve been needing for the past year.

8. Twos throw food.
My broom, vacuum, and Swiffer have never seen so much action – cleaning up after my daughter has left the floors cleaner than ever.

9. Twos help find your lost keys.
After they hid them.

10. Twos dance like no one is watching. 
Except your iPhone capturing their every move.

11. Twos understand what you are saying. 
And say no anyways.

12. Twos color on the walls.
Finally, the push I needed to paint – thank you.

13. Twos are still babies.
Except for maybe the notifying “2T” tags on their clothing.

14. Twos are insanely curious and smart.


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6 Responses to Terrible Twos: 14 Reasons Why Twos Aren’t Terrible

  1. sara delaney November 13, 2014 at 5:15 am #

    This made me giggle – lovely!

    • Anna Julien November 17, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

      Thank you Sara! It’s proving to be a challenging age, but also a lot of fun!

  2. Skye November 13, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Love this post! Wish I could send it back in time to myself about 5 years. 🙂

    • Anna Julien November 17, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

      Thank you Skye, haha – everything always seems so difficult in the moment!

  3. Maggie November 18, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    Love this post. Makes me appreciate this time because I feel like it’s going so quick! How are they almost 2?!

  4. Anna Julien November 22, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    Thanks Mags, it is going SO quickly! I don’t know where the time went! 🙂

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