The problem is lack of sleep - day time naps have suddenly become a thing of the past. There is no napping going on even on the days he claims to be tired at 10.30am. And no napping is seriously affecting his mood. And mine. On Monday morning, I could feel my temper rising fast whilst #2 and I were wrestling over getting dressed, so I put him in his cot and left the room only for him to scream until he was sick. The sick made him slightly more biddable, but it's an experience both of us could have done without.
I wonder what the neighbours think - it's so easy to forget your children ever behaved like this once you're through it. I keep wondering if #1 ever tested my patience like this. I think she did but as she was the only child it didn't matter if she wouldn't get dressed or leave the house as we weren't then driven by the school timetable.
The loss of the 2 hours nap time means I have lost 2 hours cleaning (ahem), crocheting and blogging time as I'm having to spend more time assisting with this kind of thing...
I'll look to the positives - he's out like a light at 6.30/7pm every night, we have extra snuggling-on-the-sofa time and I have a good excuse not to clean.
Now, I am counting the hours until gin o'clock and the reinforcements arrive. And I am reminding myself that it's only a phase. Ot at least it'd better be.