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With another month of fun in the books, it's time to round up some of the amazing reasons that my toddler threw a tantrum this month.
1. Her ball wasn't cold.
Ok so this was a strange one. After returning some items that the girls had received duplicates of for Christmas, I used the store credit given to us to purchase a super cute pink basketball goal in hopes that Spring is coming. The basketball goal arrived and Olivia saw the box and immediately wanted to play with it. I let her know that we could not set-up the goal but that she could see the ball. Well, the basketball was cold as it had been sitting outside of our front door, after being delivered, on a cold day. As Olivia played with the ball, she kept commenting on how "cold, chilly" it was; until it wasn't. The ball quickly became room temperature and when Olivia picked up on it she instantly wanted someone to take her basketball outside as it was not cold anymore. After being told no, Olivia's world basically ended and all hell broke loose.
2. She needed to wear a summer skirt in the winter.
What happens when you find your butterfly skort and it's 20 degrees? You decide you don't care that it's freezing and flip your sh*t until your mom finds some tights to throw under it, making it seasonally appropriate and allowing you to wear it to school that day so that you can show all of your friends. Toddler-1, Mom-0.
3. The baby did NOT want kisses from mommy.
As a mother of 2 cutie pie girls that love their momma, it is not uncommon for there to be a little jealousy when one kiddo gets my attention and the other does not. One day, as I was loving on some chubby baby cheeks, my toddler decided that she was not a fan and stated that I needed to stop because the baby did NOT want kisses from me. Doesn't she know that I don't care? I'm sorry but I'm the mom and if I want to love on some baby cheeks, that's exactly what I am going to do! Good thing I also love me some toddler cheeks...
4. She wasn't tired.
In my experience, if a child states that they aren't tired, it can most likely be determined that they are, in fact, EXTREMELY tired. This is a conversation that my toddler has on a daily basis with her father as he is in charge of her bedtime routine and I am in charge of putting the 5-month old to bed (hehe, sucks to be him, the baby falls asleep in about 3 seconds). Obviously dad usually wins because, HELLO, bedtime is bedtime and she finally falls asleep; but WOWZA it is quite the journey to get her to that point.
5. Her water wasn't cold enough.
For Christmas my husband, who actually DOES listen to me when I am talking apparently, got me a Yeti tumbler (yay! I had seriously been talking about wanting one for months). My toddler, who loves to steal all things MINE, began drinking out of the Yeti every time I used it and realized just how awesomely tasting super cold water could be. Although I totally agree with her on the awesomeness of the water temperature when housed inside of a Yeti tumbler, imagine her disappointment when drinking water from a regular old plastic cup. Oops! Meltdown mode occurred one day when her water just was NOT cold enough even after being provided with several cubes of ice. Don't worry, she recovered and asked her father for a Yeti for her 3rd birthday, I am thinking this one (hehe):
6. Someone told her she could not have Gatorade for dinner.
My husband likes to indulge in a little Gatorade from time to time, just to switch up his hydration source. Of course, per usual, our toddler decided that she needed to try a little of this magical colored drink that her daddy enjoys so much. Life changed. She was hooked and, of course, now believes that she should be allowed to have Gatorade on-demand at all times, Imagine her surprise when, on a random weekday night during dinnertime, she requested Gatorade and her dad said no...let's just say dinnertime went from leisurely to drama-filled.
7. The baby touched her.
For the most part our 2-year old LOVES "her baby" and has to take baths with her, help change her diaper (ew) and be the first one to greet her when she wakes up in the morning (yes, the baby wakes-up LAST in our house, and I am extremely jealous haha). However, as a professional log roller, the baby has gotten in to rolling over to big sister and attempting to grab her clothes or hair because she is just the COOLEST person in the world. Unfortunately, these acts of love are not always well received and when the baby gets Olivia's hair just so or touches her arm in just the right spot then she's in big trouble per big sister.
8. She didn't NEED to go potty.
Upon being asked if she needs to go potty, our toddler is usually very accurate in her responses. However, when we are headed out the door to venture out in to the community we like to ask her to use the bathroom prior to leaving in case we aren't near a restroom. Normal right? Wrong! When the toddler doesn't have to go, she doesn't have to go and she will NOT go. Good thing she has gotten extremely good at "holding it" and has not had any accidents in public in over 5 months (crap! I just jinxed myself).
9. She couldn't find her necklace.
A girl MUST accessorize or she can not leave the house, right? At least that's what our toddler believes! Holy moly if she can't find that cupcake necklace than no one is going anywhere. Ever. End of story.
10. It was time to go.
In conjunction with #9, when we do need to leave the house we must tell our toddler that it is time to go. That's fine and dandy unless she can't find her necklace or has not packed up her purse. Don't even get me started on what happens if we show ANY signs at all of attempting to rush her (i.e. putting her shoes on before she is "ready"). Let's just say sometimes we get out of the door right away and sometimes 30 minutes passes by before we get to leave. Thank GOD for understanding mom friends as we tend to run late to ALL play-dates these days.
I can't wait to see the fun that March has in store.