Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Meltdowns Are Us
Hello from tantrum central. I am not sure what is going on, but whatever it is, it is pissing Becca right off. John got up with her this morning and not ten minutes after I heard them get up I heard her stomping her feet and screaming from the kitchen. She has had a meltdown every day at 11 a.m. for the past three days. I keep thinking she is hungry, but she is NOT hungry. Just pissed off. Now, I am good at some things--like napping, procrastinating, making beds, and wiping butts. But, I am horrible at ignoring a tantrum. You are supposed to ignore them, right? That is easier said than done....it just makes her escalate and start doing that funny breathing thing that happens after massive sobbing. If I leave the room, she follows me, sobbing and clinging on to my leg. She will throw a big fit over the smallest infraction. How DARE I put raisins in her Cheerios? So, help me out here....how do I deal with this?