A little Anya update

Filed under: Anya — by Lauren on August 12th, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

It seems like Sierra gets all the updates these days, and I suppose that’s because a baby changes so much in a short time. With a two-year-old, it’s a little more subtle, but still the changes are there. In fact, I was just talking to my sister about how different Anya is now, compared to how she was when she first turned two. She’s so much bigger, and not just physically.

The last few months have been trying, to say the least. Anya has been very prone to tantrums, and it’s hard to predict what may set her off. She isn’t a throw-herself-on the-floor-banging-and-kicking tantrummer, just a hysterical crier. Her mood can change at the drop of a hat. There’s also been lots of whining. Lots. Anya for sure went through the terrible twos, or perhaps it would be more accurate to say that she is still going through them. It occurred to me this evening that over the last few weeks the tantrums have become somewhat less frequent, which is part of what inspired me to write this post. I had been feeling blue about the way she and I had been interacting for quite some time; it felt like there was more antagonism than happiness, and that’s not a good way to be. Some of the changes needed to come from me, mostly regarding letting certain things go, but once again, I think this is where some of those subtle changes have come into play. Without fanfare, Anya has matured a tad recently. It’s nice. I’m tired of feeling sorry for future Lauren and Lex, parents of teenage Anya.

Regardless of whatever difficult times there had been, Anya always amazes and amuses me with the things she says. A quick story from this evening – I took the girls to have dinner at my grandmother’s apartment. On the drive there, while we were sitting in mild traffic, Anya said to me, “Mommy, if all these cars go to Grandma Evie’s house, it’s going to be very crowded!” I laughed, and asked her if she thought they were all going there. She said, “Nooooo! Just us!” Really, where does she get this stuff?

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