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Friday, August 4, 2017

The Truth about the Terrible Twos Tantrums + Ele Story Gingham Mommy & Me Set Giveaway!!

The Truth about the Terrible Twos Tantrums by Memphis mom blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels


1.)  These are some of the most trying and difficult times as a parent...well, until they become a teenager I've heard.  = )  Cut them a little slack though; they are going through so many cognitive, motor and social changes right now. 

2.)  These are also some of the most loving and exciting times as a parent.  On days when I was completely worn out and couldn't take another moment, it was hard to see this.  But usually within a day or 2, I am reminded how much I love this age.  It is trying, but it is always an adventure! 

3.)  Their strong and adventurous spirits will help them later in life.  So maybe they're like the Katy Perry song, they're "hot, then they're cold; they're yes, then they're no."  So they're opinionated.  That is your toddler learning who they are and what they like.  Don't we all want them to know what they like instead of just being told what they like?? 

4.)  They see the best in everyone, and it reminds me of how we should too.  We could all use a little more kindness and giving the benefit of the doubt to others.

5.)  Their emotions are SO strong, so yeah that might mean their terrible two tantrums are crazy intense, but think of how sweet it can be when they are happy.  = )  Think of all that unconditional love.  That is what we want to teach them, unconditional love.

6.)  They find joy in some of the smallest, everyday things.  Couldn't we all use a little more of that?  Remember when we would find joy from a swing or lightning bugs?  YES, and those were the best days (before we all overshared, overworked and overcommitted ourselves to everything.)

7.)  They might say some mean things, but they will forget about it in no time.  And we should too.  After all, they're just kids.  They can also say some of the funniest things!  Like how Leighton told me that her bed hurt her feelings last night.  We might have to work on the meaning of "hurt my feelings."  = )

8.)  Their curiosity is infectious.  Simple little everyday things that we never think twice about are so exciting to them.  Sure they might get into almost everything, but it is also so fun watching them explore and learn new things!  They are so curious and smart at this age.

9.)  They're needy one moment and then don't want you near them the next!  They are slowly gaining more independence.  Just enjoy the balance for now; soon you will wish they wanted you to hold them more!

10.)  They CONSTANTLY test you...like constantly lol.  But it also means they are learning.  They are learning right from wrong.  These are all good things.  Just stand strong when you have to, and for the other little tiny things they do like their tantrums, usually ignoring them will make them go away.     

They grow up too fast.  And remember it really is about the journey, not the destination.  Take the good with the bad and enjoy these moments.  The only really terrible thing about the terrible twos is that they really do go by too fast.  P.S. Scroll on down below to enter to win your own matching mommy and me gingham set from Ele Story.

The Truth about the Terrible Twos Tantrums by Memphis mom blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels
The Truth about the Terrible Twos Tantrums by Memphis mom blogger Walking in Memphis in High Heels
On Me:  Jeans // Top c/o // Similar Sandals // Watch c/o // Earrings c/o // Ring c/o
On Leighton:  Dress c/o // Shoes c/o // Bow c/o

56 comments:

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  2. It is hard to choose! I would choose yellow though!

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  3. Could you guys be any cuter?? Totally obsessed with this little set even though I do not yet have a "mini me" to share it with haha.

    Katherine | www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  4. You two are the cutest! Great tips here too!

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  5. You guys are adorable and she looks like so much fun! I am sure she tests your limits though!
    xo Jessica
    www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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  6. you guys look so cute in your matching outfits, and yes I love your points. So many times we forget they are just kids!

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    Stesha
    www.classicandbubbly.com

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  7. such cute matching sets! Sending this over to my sister in law now! My niece just turned 2 and she is a little ball of fire haha, but sooo adorable!

    xo megan

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  8. Good to know all of this since I am not there yet. I must say, you make it look easy and adorable!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  9. The Gingham Mommy and Me set in blue is sooooo cute!!! Loving this. :)

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  10. At least y'all look adorable! :) That has to make up for a little bit! :)

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  11. I would love the Dorothy Blue gingham that you are wearing. It is gorgeous!!!

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  12. love #3 and the Katy Perry reference!

    xo Laura Leigh
    www.louellareese.com

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  13. If I won, I'd let our daughter choose the color for herself and her daughter. They might choose the color Sunflower Yellow.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  14. I am an email subscriber.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  15. I follow you via Pinterest.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  16. I really like the turquoise set.
    diane sabatini
    luvnpeace413@aol.com

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  17. Ohhh I need this! I need some matching outfits for Bella and I

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  18. TWIRLY TULLE SKIRT (WOMEN) - GOLD LUREX ELE STORY and the TUTU CUTE DRESS ELE STORY

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  19. Ooh I love the yellow set! Finger crossed! 😉🤞🏼

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  20. https://www.elestory.com/collections/mommy-me/products/off-shoulder-blouse-embroidered-natural-women-tbd

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  21. So cute pictures ;)

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/08/03/tuscany-firenze/

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  22. Cute choices - my favorite is RANUCULUS PINK...great name, too!

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  23. So cute. I would choose Off Shoulder Gingham blouse in cherry red!

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  24. I would choose Sunflower Yellow! They are all so pretty!

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  25. My wife would like the TWIRLY TULLE SKIRT (WOMEN) - GOLD LUREX ELE STORY and the TUTU CUTE DRESS ELE STORY.

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  26. I like the Pink. If I win this, I'm giving it to my daughter as a gift. She has a 4 year old, and she would love to dress like her Mommy!

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  27. I love the red!

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  28. RANUCULUS PINK is my favorite.

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  29. My son is only 4 months, but I am definitely going to have to remember these. I love the Katy Perry reference.

    xx,
    Amanda || www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  30. I love that even though I'm sure taking care of a toddler is tough, you share the positive aspect of it. Their point of view is definitely as us adults should follow!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  31. This set is soo cute! https://www.elestory.com/collections/mommy-me/products/off-shoulder-dress-starlets-and-stripes

    So excited I'm having a girl. You two are so cute :)

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  32. i would pick Sunflower Yellow for me n my bean!!!

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  33. Obsessed with the matching set! So gorgeous!

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  34. The turquoise color is beautiful.

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  35. How cute are these?! My daughter would definitely want the pink!!

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  36. Not a mommy yet, but have nanny'ed for over 10 years and I agree that this age is both extremely difficult but also one of the most fun!! Like you said, they're still learning but its also so rewarding to watch them grow into little men and women!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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  37. I always love matching outfits of moms and their daughters. Yours look so adorable! And she's so cute too. Hugs!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  38. Those matching outfits are too precious!!!

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  39. Love the Dorothy Blue!!! Blue's my daughter's fave color and this would be perfect for a mini me shoot!!

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  40. You two are adorable! If I won, I would get the pink! But I would gift it to my cousin and her lovely (and very energetic lol) little girl.

    -Lisette

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  41. I do love their positive outlook and joy in everything! The gingham is adorable on you two XX
    http://www.notmycircusblog.com/annabelles-nursery/

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