I have been observing you much lately. Well, I’ve been observing your behavior more specifically. It seems like you have really begun to learn to express your disappointment, somewhat. When you are not given what you want, you make a slapping gesture with your hand (even without slapping anything in particular) and you also make a grunt-like sound together with it. In spite of this, my comfort lies in the fact that whenever you are able to listen during such moments, and I tell you something like, “That’s not nice, okay?”, you answer in the positive and in a more calm disposition as though the disappointment never came.
Obviously, I have no idea whatsoever with what goes on in the mind of a toddler. How I would love to find out your thought processes and the overwhelming things that you feel even while you discover them. I can only guess these things through my own observations and through some of the stuff I get to read about raising children your age. All-in-all, it is a learning experience for me as well.
I guess during moments when you exhibit such behaviors that I may relate to your potential “temper,” I am the one with an even greater learning opportunity. It is an opportunity for me to learn to understand you better rather than to assume that you have the understanding of any other adult person. It is an opportunity for me to learn new and better ways to communicate to you without feeling frustrated myself. It is an opportunity for me to learn to love you in even more ways than I already assume I know how.
I look forward much to the day when we can get the chance to sit down and talk about things like this someday. I love you, son.