Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Terrible, Awful, Horrible Screams

Jacob is eight months old and I swear he is going through his terrible twos. Recently he just starting this thing where he suddenly decides he wants something and if he doesn't get it, he releases a high pitched screech. It's so high pitched that I'm amazed I can actually hear it. I wouldn't be surprised if one day I opened my front door and saw a pack of neighborhood dogs congregating and looking up expectantly as if someone had blown a dog whistle.

At dinner time, if I don't let Jacob hold the spoon. He sreams. Often when I'm washing the dishes he will crawl to my feet put his head against my legs and beg to be held. If I don't comply immediately... you got it, I get the blood curling scream. He also frequently screams if he wants out of his carseat mid-errand, if he doesn't want me to wash his face, or if we don't let him eat the cat food.

It must be that Jacob is frustrated with his lack of communications skills. He is so smart and he knows exactly what he wants but he doesn't yet have the ability to tell us this. It also might have something to do with the milky white peaks starting to poke out of his bottom gums. Poor guy. Please people, don't tell me it only gets worse.


Butterflyfish said...

It doesn't ONLY get worse. It gets much better. THEN worse... or rather, different.


Portia said...

Oh my goodness I am so with you on this. I think in the past two weeks I've probably said "she thinks she's 2" about a thousand times. Eden's also started violently arching her back in frustration. It's so weird because she is totally not like that normally. I wish I could say it gets better but I'm still with you in the hoping phase!!