Archive | January, 2013

Tantrums – the countdown to 18 begins

10 Jan

My son didn’t wait until the terrible twos to turn into a “ToysRUs” baby. Oh no. It was just before his first birthday that my little angel figured out the power of manipulation. Does he use it to his advantage? Oh most certainly!

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The place he really starts pulling his dark side is in the car. I know I know, kids don’t like to be restrained. But would it kill him to just get in the seat without a fight? When the backseat door opens the screaming begins. He arches his back, flails his arms, kicks his legs, until you can hardly manage to get him in a seated position to buckle him in. The joys of motherhood don’t stop there. Oh no. The minute we get to a store pointing and screaming is the name of the game. Distract him you say? Fat chance at that. He’s greedy – anything he can’t have is what he wants.

So while you sit there holding your newborn baby thinking how it will get easier with time – thank your lucky stars the baby doesn’t know what a cookie is yet. Because that’s when the real fun begins.