Why does everyone call it the terrible twos when it seems to kick in around 18-19months? Evalee just turned 20 months on the 15th and it almost seems like it was overnight that she really started to push her limits. Now everything is a test of wills, be it meal time, bath time or time to change activities in general. I have read the Happiest Toddler on the Block, which is a good book with a lot of valuable insight, but the whole toddlerese and fast food method that he sells so hard just does not seem to work with my spirited little girl. If she has her mind made up about something, that is that. She is just like me in that respect, I guess its payback time!