I don't know why they call this age terrible.
I mean, yes, Meg now has learned to throw fits, and has developed a scream that makes even banshees plug their ears and say "what was that noise." However, she hardly ever employs either. It's like, even at this young age, she knows you can get better results with sweetness than with shrieking. To that end when she wants to get out of her crib, or down from her chair, instead of demanding she simply looks at Ryan or me and says "I want to hold you." How can we resist that? Of course, the minute she's lifted down, it's just a quick "thanks, chump" squeeze, and then she's on her way. All we can do is chase after her and listen to her laugh.
Meg is now ridiculously verbal, to the point people think we're lying when we say she's just two. Full sentences just fall out her mouth now. It's not just mimicking either, because she uses them in proper context. Last night when Ryan was running her bath she came in, looked at the water, and said "Thank you so much. That's great." That's my pattern of speech, but she's adopted it as her own. The funniest moments though are when we are out at a restaurant. When the waitress asks how things are she always says "great, just great" -- which is what Ryan always says. When the bill comes she says "I'll get it." And then, when the credit slip comes she says "I'll sign it and we can go." One day we actually should make her pay.
Music is now a HUGE part of Meg's life. Any time we are in the car she says "I wanna listen to music." Not just any music though -- either hip hop, or They Might Be Giants. Oh, or Weird Al, thanks to her cousin. I guess I should just consider myself lucky it's not Justin Bieber.
Meg's eating habits are really the only thing "terrible" about her right now. There will be days when she eats so little I think she's protesting for India's independence. Then there are days she will only eat fruit, or goldfish crackers, or olives, or drink milk. Everything else gets pushed aside or dumped on the floor to the waiting dog.
Oh, she will always eat candy though. The other morning, right after she woke up she looked at me and said "I like candy." I guess she had been dreaming about it.
How we love our girl.