Our Pastor had this posted on his blog today and it made me smile... because we've been through it, and are going through it, and are going to be bringing home a 3 year old soon!
"It goes something like this: One day your precious angel; the one everyone thinks is so cute, who was hardly ever a problem before, suddenly becomes a holy terror at times. You have never dealt with such temper tantrums, back-talking sassiness, and outbursts of anger. You may have entered the terrible threes."
I'll never forget when Kassidy turned 3 and I was pretty sure she had become demon-possessed! She was whiny and demanding and stubborn and bratty and I thought, "What the HECK!? Who stole my kid and replaced her with this evil alter-ego twin?!" But, after a year of battles of will (most of which I won!) she turned 4 and things got better. WHEW! I think God does that to trick you into wanting more kids! He reminds you how cute and fun they are in hopes that you'll forget the terrible 3's (or 2's in some cases). It worked for us. Obviously! ;)
Anyway, Ron gives 7 tips for surviving the Terrible 3's (or 2's... or TEENS! haha). You can read them all right here.