Holy Temper Trantrums!!
I had no idea what constant temper tantrums looked like until this last weekend. Honestly, I’m in awe of Little MPB’s ability to throw a temper tantrum. They are full blown temper tantrum’s that just seemed to appear over night – he throws himself on the floor and screams inconsolably with crocodile tears running down his cheeks until we either give him what he wants or he we distract him with something else.
We seem to witness about 1400 temper tantrums a day, over everything:
- Going into the high chair for lunch
- Being taken out of the high chair to play
- Coming inside
- Not being able to find the book he wants
- Not being able to find his favourite ball
- Not being allowed to eat rocks
- Not being able to make tickle me elmo laugh
- Not getting to the park quickly enough
- Leaving the park
- Not letting him drink my chai tea latte
- Giving him blackberries instead of raspberries
- Not giving him a sharp knife to play with
- Not letting him throw himself down the stairs
- Not giving him milk quickly enough
Seriously, it feels like every single thing we do results in a temper tantrum.
I can honestly say these temper tantrums are my least favourite developmemtal stage so far mostly because I hate seeing him so upset. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thankful to be able to experience every little thing, because I know how close I came to never having a child in my life. I’m just saying these temper tantrums aren’t my favourite.
I just keep reminding myself that this is normal childhood development – he is now old enough to know what he wants and he is simply learning how to express himself and test boundaries.
But, I wont lie, I’m also really hoping that this isn’t going to turn into his go-to life long way of expressing himself.
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