Oct 26, 2010
To say that Tucker is quirky is an understatement. He's loving, he's happy, he's sweet and he's EXTREMELY weird. Weird to the point that I wonder if something ELSE is up with him. By the time you've taught 120 something 5 year-olds and raised 3 kids, you should be able to identify if something is a little "off" with your baby.
He is insistent upon doing things himself and if he is not allowed to unlock the front door, put his arms in his sleeves, put the lid on the milk, climb onto the changing table, select his own silverware, open the door for anyone who is leaving, get out the toaster, etc then he pulls an all out meltdown. I know what you're thinking, he's trying to assert his independence. I've seen trying to assert your independence and this is beyond that.
If Tucker "loses" something, but knows where it is he completely freaks out. I'm talking on the verge of hyperventilating. Case in point, he dropped Amelia's Squinkie toy in a potted plant. He knew where it was, but could not get it. He wigged. One day he put one of Milli's hair clips down the air vent ... total freak fest. Terrible 2s? I don't think so.
Patience is not only a virtue when you're dealing with Tucker, it's a MUST. He wants to things on his own terms, on his own time. His brothers and sister have all learned how to deal with him. But I'm scared that when he goes to school, he won't interact well with others.
I know that something is off with him, but I can't quite put my finger on it. His Pediatrician and I will be having a LONG talk at his 3 year check up. I guess there is always something to worry about.