Maddie turns three next week. I've decided that, at least according to our household, there is not much to the "terrible two's" moniker. Both of our girls were fairly angelic little creatures at 2. But 3, well now, that's a different story. I'm calling it "thrombastic three". Suddenly parenting takes on new challenges - and often leaves me feeling frustrated. I remember this with Hope, at pretty much the same age. And, oddly I've found it mentioned in several books on parenting/discipline that three seems to be particularly notorious for this, nevermind 2. So recently, Maddie has been testing me quite a bit...but I guess it's good. It has made me take the time to stop and re-evaluate my disciplinary motives and strategies, the big picture of parenting and my goals therein, and has given me renewed focus for moving forward with my children. Nevertheless, oh my - there have been some moments recently that practically left my head spinning. Wow - three year olds! Has anyone else found three to be more difficult than two?