Feb 1999 Theodore here.....
I so agree that the three year old in my house hold is so much more challenging that every before this age! Along with my one year old Theodore can drive me nuts. You what he did the other day? Here is the story:
We were at the Library in town and I told him that he needed to finish up on the computer so we could go get our pictures from CVS. So, he closes the game and I'm getting Issac into the back pack and then when I'm done I look around to find that Theodore is missing
Yea, missing!!! He wasn't in the building, courtyard, parking lot, sidewalk in front of the library, nothing! After 10 minutes of looking all over (many nice parents helping) the police are called. A few minutes later a police car pulls up in front of the library where I'm standing and who is in the back seat? Theodore! He had taken it upon himself to walk to CVS, all by himself! OMG!
What to talk about throwing me for a loop. Any one else's kid do this before? Please, say yes. I feel that I have an alien on my hands. And to boot it didn't phase him in the lease. Oh, yea I failed to mention that a town worker snatched him from the middle of main street! He was in the process of crossing the street when someone spotted him. We could not see him from the library because where he was the the library are about a quarter of a mile away!
Does it get better? I hope so.
Other wise, the Three year old is great. Great talker, helper (when he wants) and his imagination is through the roof. I love to watch him work.
Well, if you have words of wisdom regarding Mr. Independence let me know.