The older Vinay becomes and the more independent he gets, the more he tries my patience.

I understand that he’s trying to see how far he can push me by testing his boundaries.  Or is it my boundaries?  And I know that his behaviour is quite normal for a two and a half year old.

What I don’t understand is why he deliberately does things that he KNOWS he shouldn’t.  Like throwing things, standing on books, kicking the dog, not eating lunch and/or dinner…  The list goes on and on.

But what I really want to know is…

How is it possible that I, his mother, had more patience with a class of twenty five and six year olds than with one two year old?