Although I think it’s totally fair that your kids behave in exactly the same way you did as a teenager for payback on how you treated your parents, it’s totally not fair that they act the same way that you did when you were two. Especially if they are only almost 21 months.
When I was 2 (or 3, not like I remember) my parents would put me in my crib to go to sleep and I would stretch out my arms and cry in a pitiful voice “I want youuuuuuuu, I want youuuuuu!” Reportedly very heartbreaking.
The last two months Harmon has had issues going to bed, and we have tried a variety of methods. Last night after 45 minutes of in and out of his room, sitting in his doorway, letting him holler, etc we were in the front room listening to his pleas for freedom from his crib. He was mostly hollering “up up up!” and “mama! daddy!” After he realized this method was not bringing about the desired results he shouts: “I LOVE!!!” I will let you guess whether or not this method worked.