The toddler woke up in the morning extremely upset. I instantly rushed to his side where I was told to ”go away” and ”shut the door”, as he wished I left the room, which seemed to add fuel to his fire and elevate his cry.
He wanted to get out of bed, but point blank refused to take his sleeping bag off. That’s fine. As you were.
Unable to walk with his sleeping bag still on, he melts to the floor and wails for it to be taken off. Until I attempt to take it off, I’m met with:
”Get off me mummy”
”Take it off”
Struggling to stand or walk in his sleeping bag, wanting to be out of it, but not wanting it to be taken off.
scratches own eyes out
Realising we’re now on the brink of a tantrum, for no other reason than, he just woke up. Then starts the desperate questions:
”What do you need?”
”Would you like breakfast?”
”Shall we go downstairs?”
”Do you want to watch Peppa?”
”WHY ARE YOU SCREAMING”
With the promise of Peppa we were on to a winner.
Until he wanted a drink. FML.
He wants water in the orange cup.
hands him water in orange cup
No, he wants juice to be added to the water in the orange cup.
hands him juice in orange cup
No, he wants juice in the orange cup with handles, huff.
hands him juice in orange cup with handles
No, he wants juice in the orange cup with handles, without a lid.
Explains that if he doesn’t sit down, the lid stays on
Cup is launched across the room, while I grit my teeth and ram a box of cotton buds far down into my ears, to muffle the whinge/cry/scream.
The reaction to the orange cup with handles, that has to have its lid on, did someone die?
Ignore it and it’ll go away, they say. Though it takes a strong person to ignore a toddler having a meltdown, how can I ignore it when said tantrum is practically attached to my fucking leg.
Then all of a sudden it stopped. Silence is not golden when it comes to toddlers. Except he was sat quietly drinking from the orange cup with handles, with the lid on.
What was that all about? Who knows, but I do know, that I won.
sips victory tea
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