In 2017, while on a road trip in California, I found a card in a gift shop, which read: “Although frowned upon, it’s not illegal to call a toddler an *sshole.”
It literally made me laugh out loud, because even though I’m not a parent, plenty of my friends are, and I’ve seen them all go through it. The look of desperation and horror in their eyes, the sheer exhaustion of it all, as a two-foot tall person wears them down…
Nobody can terrorise an adult quite like their own toddler can.
And David Campbell knows the feeling all too well.
“Terrible twos with twins is not pretty but nothing can prepare you for this,” he wrote.
“This is an attack on all you hold dear, orchestrated by two little people. There is no rhyme nor reason for the storm and it hits hard and fast.”
And like most parents, David said he and his wife, Lisa, quickly realised they had different parenting styles as they struggled to get the situation under control, which only added to the drama happening around them.