Of course October, with Halloween and all of the costumes and candy that go with it, was loaded with toddler tantrums. Here are my favorite reasons that our toddler threw a tantrum last month:
1. She DID like that kind of candy.
My favorite thing ever is when my toddler requests something that I know she doesn't like but that she is so adamant about that I HAVE to let her try that particular food/ candy/ etc. again because she truly believes that she likes whatever it is. Picture a toddler trying a sour Warhead candy...over and over again. Is it bad that I love it?
2. Maleficent has a crow.
This year our toddler decided that being Maleficent as her Halloween costume was the only option. Luckily for her, her mom is AWESOME and stumbled upon the Disney Store's costume sale that included free shipping. Sure enough Maleficent arrives and our toddler is thrilled. However, one thing was missing... Maleficent has a crow and guess who was going to be her crow. You guessed it... yours truly. At first I told her no way was I being a flippin' annoying bird... a week later I was romping around with a bird mask. And the push-over award goes to...
3. She didn't WANT to read Pete the Cat.
Every night our toddler wants to read some form of Pete the Cat book. Why? Because he is AWESOME. Obviously one Tuesday evening, that changed when she was simply not in the mood for Pete the Cat. Unfortunately, her books had be pre-picked to make for a smoother bedtime routine. Imagine her reaction when she realized that Pete the Cat was in the stack... YIKES.
4. She didn't want to go to bed.
5. She wanted to go to gymnastics.
How do you tell a child that their lessons are on Mondays when they don't understand calendars yet? I tell our toddler, that's awesome but it's not Monday and, of course, she says "But MOM, it IS Monday!" Help!
6. She needs an Apple Watch for Christmas.
All I wanted for my birthday was an Apple Watch. And, because my husband is awesome (and he wants to go hunting during our anniversary weekend) he surprised me with one. I couldn't wait to get that bad boy programmed and up and running (I still love it, thank you so much sweetie). Our toddler, after seeing my excitement, decided that she, too, needs any Apple Watch. With a giggle, the hubs and I told her that she was too young... unfortunately, this information was not well received by her and, well, she may still think she is getting an Apple Watch. Again, HELP!
7. She needed to exercise.
In our unfinished basement, I have an elliptical machine and a stationary bike. Every time that I attempt to sneak on down to the basement to work-out, guess who happens to see me and decide that they, also, need a work-out? Because our toddler has a trampoline downstairs as well I end up letting her tag along if she agrees to let me do my thing... and every time our toddler does NOT do her own thing and attempts to ride the stationary bike and then proceeds to fall off of it...every. single. time. When I ask her why she thought she was going to ride the bike she always responds that she was just trying to exercise. Maybe one day we will learn.
8. But it IS a school day.
When it is Saturday and you are bored what could you do? Well, if you are our toddler you could attempt to talk your parents in to taking you to school anyway. Did I mention that our toddler doesn't understand calendars?
9. She wanted to wear pants.
I am all for playing in to our daughter's dress obsession... unless she has her very first FIELD TRIP and they are going to a farm. Let's just say that the mere mention of wearing pants went well for me...NOT.
10. She needs pink boots like her best friend.
Me: "I found some super cute sparkly boots. Do you like them?"
Our Toddler" "Um, they're not pink and sparkly like my best friend."
Good to know.
November has already started off with a couple of tantrums! Can't wait to see what new and exciting ones are in store.