I need to get real you guys; I'm going a little insane. My kid has turned into a little monster! I've heard all about the terrible two's, but I didn't realize it would be this terrible. For real, it's driving me bonkers and I'm this close to losing my cool on a daily basis. Maybe this is my fault since I was a teeny bit naive, and didn't prepare myself for the battles that would ensue in this stage.
The tantrums are about anything and everything, too, so there really isn't a rhyme or reason behind it all. It's true....here are some examples, my friends.
Ryder threw a fit because:
--I didn't put his sippy cup down in the right manner, or in the spot he wanted it put down at
--I said 'no' to a third bowl of Fruit Loops
--I asked if he wanted to watch Mickey Mouse instead of Spongebob
--I pulled out of the driveway
--I looked at him
--I took away his pacifier
--I took off his coat/hat/shoes
--We took away his second yo-yo so he would only be playing with one
--We asked him to sit on the potty
--I didn't let him play with my phone
See what I mean? Don't get me wrong; he's still a little love bug when he wants to be, but, these tantrums are becoming more frequent. We've tried numerous tactics and numerous different things, but, it has only gotten worse lately. So, is this what it's going to be life for the next 2+ years? Tantrums, fits and screams? Not to mention, we are trying and trying to break him of his beloved paci, and trying to potty train. All of this is becoming increasingly difficult when he throws the tantrum of the century. At this point, we just try to muddle through these fits, doing the best we can, and I guess that's all we can do. Ryder is a little sweetheart, and I just wish he'd stick to that side of the spectrum a little more often.
I've been told that Ryder inherited my temper...pft....like that's even true. You guys believe me, right?! ;-)
If anyone has any advice, at all, or any words of encouragement, please, feel free to share. I would greatly appreciate it!
Much love, peeps. Take it easy!