(Tell me you did NOT just think ‘TWSS’. Shame. And if you didn’t, well, now you did.)
We are seeing the emergence of really big, really intense, really hard to recover from toddler frustration. Just these last few weeks OBaby’s tantrums have started to be capital t Tantrums. Today it was taking his toothbrush away that tipped the first domino, and after that everything – diaper change, snack, washing our hands, lunch, not having Mommy’s chai – was a cue for the hysterics.
And so this afternoon, over an apparently unwanted bowl of rice and chicken and right before my eyes, OBaby did an exact re-enactment of yesterday’s photo. (I’m telling you, I think he sneaks the ipod into his room and reads Mommy’s blog at night.)
A few moments after this, Mommy swept him up, gave him his binkie, and nuggled (not a typo – we call it nuggling around here) him until he was good and asleep. Then I kept holding him sweet and warm-breathed for a little while longer. I needed to look at his face when it wasn’t upset. It was a rough morning.
And thankfully, he has been out ever since. Epic tantrums often go hand in hand with epic naps.