Well, it's finally hit us.  We have a toddler.  And?  

I miss my baby!

One of my friends has a newborn right now.  I know she's not getting sleep and it's hard and she's recovering... but that cute little baby isn't throwing tantrums yet!  Well at least not about the things E is throwing tantrums about. Because if he was upset only because he was hungry or tired, that I could do!  I have a year's experience on that!

But how do I explain to him that no, you cannot run into the road?  Because I tried.. and got screams. He would throw himself to the ground, scream, and then jump up and run to the road again.  And I'd stop him again.  Rinse, Lather, Repeat.  


I speak in soothing tones, I give hugs when he lets me, I try to say yes to as much as I can... but it's a hard time in his life, and therefore, he screams.  And in my head I silently die, because I hate it so much.  

Some nights it just feels like too much.  He'll go from laughing and giggling to throwing himself on the floor in a fit, to laughing again in the span of 2 minutes.  And the cycle will continue for hours.  He has a very clear vision of what he wants to happen, and anything that deviates from that will cause immediate meltdowns.  

His toy got stuck.  He didn't like what he was eating.  I didn't let him play with an electrical cord.  The wind blew in his face.  Who knows. 

I know it's normal.  I know it won't last.  But boy, that doesn't make it any easier!

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