I think having a two year old is hard. Having a two year old w/Sensory... well that is suicide. It is so funny b/c Harmon is always on the move. This week he learned how to break our child proof door locks. This means he can get into our cupboard (you know where the cookies, syrup, and everything else yummy or interesting is). He also can explore no no rooms like my bathroom where fun stuff like shaving cream and Mommy's make up live. So we have to have the trim carpenter come out today and put on some new knobs.
He has tantrums constantly. Some are related to his Sensory and are not his fault. Those are the worse b/c there isn't much I can do except keep him safe and try to help him calm down. They are so sad b/c they are caused by him getting overwhelmed in his enviorment. Some are b/c he is 2! These tantrums lead to great moments like being in the middle of tot gymnastics holding him upside down w/his feet b/c he has to wait his turn for the climbing wall or Harmon lying in the toy aisle at Target b/c he can't get a new bouncy ball. When we are at home we do "time out" and that is helping but it is still a process.
At the same time Harmon is still a really sweet boy. Last night he fell asleep in my arms. He is always trying to please me and does things like bring me flowers (granted it is out of our vases but heck it is a start). The funniest is at the playgrounds. He is constantly giving everyone in the park hugs. These kids look at me so confused... why is this guy giving me hugs? I'm hopeful, the "terrible" twos can't last forever and one day we will beat this sensory issue. Hopefully when that happens he will still be the wonderful sweet boy I know he is.