Thursday, February 21, 2013
Today seems to be one of those days... especially offspring #1!!!!
Back in the days when he hit the horrible twos (like 2 1/2 years ago) he truly hit them. Temper tantrums for 2 to 3 hours were normal, maybe not daily, but fairly often and fairly frequent. He improved so much though over the last 1 1/2 years. Now and then we might still have a 5min one but, what's 5 minutes of tantrum between friends????
Well, today he seems to have a back flash or something. It was a student free day at school, all the teachers having parent interviews, so I though, nice mum that I am, #1 could go to the grandparents for the morning which he DID enjoy a lot (who would not enjoy being able to watch TV all morning, drinking milo and eating jelly snakes???) He did not like being picked up again though. It slowly started when saying good bye which he didn't want to do properly, continued on the way to the car ("I wanna stay at grandmas, I wanna stay at grandmas" in a whiny voice) and blossomed into a full blast temper tantrum by the time I turned the ignition. Well, I did stay calm, I did not shout back I just turned the radio louder. He did not like this, so he turned louder too,.. and so did the radio... and so did he... and offspring #2 sat peacefully in his car seat enjoying the ride. By the time I arrived at home I was SO angry (I mean WHO likes having a tantrum thrower screaming his head of on the back seat, inclusive kicking and hitting the passenger's front seat??)I just left him in the car in the garage in the dark (it wasn't fully dark, so don't worry), totally ignoring him and started preparing lunch. He calmed down pretty quickly after that, but somehow didn't like being send to his room for his afternoon rest time without lunch (not much of a punishment, his belly being full with jelly snakes)... and without toys (rather more so a punishment I reckon)... so the next tantrum started, luckily we were back to mild 5 minute ones. I calmed down by now, he calmed down as well, so the afternoon might be a bit better...
Now all I want to do though is EAT. I did eat a healthy lunch, but that didn't satisfy that monster inside, that angry monster, that sweet toothed monster, that nasty lying monster... Jabba!! I will have an afternoon snack soon. Some fruit, and nuts and yogurt.. but I will NOT eat my dinner dessert early today, because that's what I would LOVE to do right now. I will act like a responsible adult, as well as a loving parent once rest time is over... ou, that's when I have to address the incident, when he threw a rock at another kid in school... ou boy.
So, how has your day been so far????