Children are darling except for when they are not. I have to say that Put Pie, my 4-year-old, was wonderful. She seems to have this sense of when I’ve had enough and then she behaves like an angel and does what she can to help me out.
Luna Pie, my 2-year-old, well she is altogether different. She is really enjoying making things come to a screeching halt. Let’s say we are walking home from preschool, oh she’ll decide it’s time to squat on the sidewalk and start screaming, “I don’t want to.”
Somehow squatting down in front of her and yelling, “I don’t want to, either” doesn’t calm her down. Then I breath and I modulate my voice and I remind myself that I’m not in a hurry even if I am.
That is my tantrum-thrower pictured above.
You know what made the whole day better? Going to bed at 8:30 p.m. I was just done, so I crawled into bed and I slept and I woke up feeling much better. Apparently, Luna Pie realized I had reached my breaking point too because she usually gives us a hard time at night, but she decided not to disturb me at all last night. Good girl.
One day, I’ll miss these days, but not these tantrums.
And now your Friday Fortune Cookie
(don’t forget to add “in bed” at the end, if you are so inclined):
When things get to hard, just remember to breath.
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