When terrible twos become threenagers

Three-going-on-thirteen. Photo: Getty Images

My daughter is turning three in a few weeks and the exasperating and entertaining force of that age is coming back to me at a rapid rate. 

I don’t know where this thing about the Terrible Two’s came from. With both my children I found 2 to be an absolute delight, where they’re still babies but a gorgeous mix of cuddles, chatter and discovery. But as for 3, well I reckon they could give the 13 year old a run for their money in the attitude stakes. Suddenly all that lovely chatter increases to sentences, which they use to tell you exactly what they DON’T want to do.