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13 May 2011

Project 52 | Dramatic | Week 19

Motherhood is


because the fact that there is no 'lid' to take off an empty ribbon roll,
is enough to cause a full fledged fit.
But I don't actually mind the fits that much,
because it's all part of this wonderful, personality discovering journey.

 (plus I can just walk away from a fit, the leg-clinging whining? not so much)

And yes, in the middle of his fit, I laid down on the floor and took pictures... He wasn't sure what to think of it. He actually stopped screaming and looked at me like I was crazy.

Some people hate the tantrums and "terrible twos" but if you go into it with a plan of how you handle fits, and you don't budge or give in to the unreasonable emotions, they calm down pretty quick. (*disclaimer- it's possible in a year I will have a different opinion, but I truly believe in beginning as you mean to go- I've already seen how clear boundaries and expectations set your child up for good behavior.)

I love tantrums. Because they mean that he understands enough to have an opinion and feelings. And so they remind me to encourage him to make choices and decisions and allow opportunities for him to play independently. He has a little personality in there, he is his own person, and I can't wait to see who he becomes.

1 comment:

shawna [of styleberryBLOG] said...

heeheeee! my little miss spent 10 minutes at the top of the stairs sobbing this morning, shouting "cat, up!" and not getting the response she wanted. kitty cat would not come up stairs. such a tragedy! oooof. But yes, rather feisty than a pushover. :)