Curly's been experiencing the typical frustrations of a 2-year-old, being small and unable to communicate as effectively as the rest of us - and trying to keep up with his big brother.
Take a recent car conversation:
Mo: Mom, can I have -
Curly: She's not your mom! SHE'S MY MOM!
Mo: She's my mom, too.
Me: Yes, Honey, I'm his mom too.
Curly: HE'S NOT TWO, I'M TWO!
The rest of us pause for a second, then start laughing. Curly huffs, even more mad.
Mo (laughing): I know I'm not two. I'm five.
Curly: YOU'RE NOT FIVE!
Mo: Yes I am five.
Curly (still angry): YES YOU ARE! YOU'RE FIVE, I'M TWO!
I'm actually having fun dealing with the stubborn 2-year-old behaviors the second time around - a little perspective goes a long way. In fact, I actually find Curly pretty cute while he's going through his little tantrums - never thought I'd say that!