Oh, there have been grumblings of revolt. A call to action among the populous. But the elders know this is simply a trading of one authority for another and largely ignore the rally. After all, how do you reason against a ruler who isn't old enough to go on the potty, let alone read your protest signs?
So, in the great tradition of two-year-olds before her there will continue:
Cajoling from tears into giggles by the crazy antics of her
Much watching of toddler-friendly television, after all who doesn't love a rousing round of "I Love You, You Love Me?" Especially repeated for the 3rd time in an evening?
Hiding of the "treasures" to include but not limited to: marbles, special dolls, candies, and anything shiny
Tickle sessions at the drop of a dime
Ring-Around-the-Rosie gala balls that continue until participants drop from dizziness
The constant use of redirection to avert the word "NO" for fear of swift retaliation in the form of on-the-floor-foot-stomping-screaming that lasts until something sparkly catches her eye.
All of this to be balanced by joyful demonstrations of new tricks that amuse, cuddles that put the cutest of puppies to shame, delight in each newly acquired skill, and - when things slow down - a refreshing peek at the wonder of the world as seen through new eyes.
So, we will keep our little despot and continue to introduce civilized behavior to her repertoire knowing that these days will pass too soon.