Ah yes, another month has ended which means, of course, that more tantrums from my glorious toddler have been overcome. Here are 10 (of my favorites, we all know there were more than 10) reason that my toddler threw a tantrum this month:
1. She couldn't find her purse.
Holy 2 going on 12-year old. I mean, seriously. How often does one need a bag full of lip gloss, pens and post-its?
2. She couldn't get the lid back on her lip gloss.
And then she finds the lip-gloss, puts it on and holy twist top! Why can't you just be a snap on top like lip balm?
3. She wanted to wear her Frozen shirt...again...
I am totally in favor of a re-wear from time-to-time; however, if it's been worn, sweated in and slept in, I think it's time for a quick wash, don't you?
4. She didn't want to go to school.
This has become a recent development; my toddler will say "I don't want to go to school (daycare)" and I will say "Ok, what would you like to do instead?" and she will reply, "play with ____, read _______...time for school!" And yet it's a constant tantrum she has...that always ends in her changing her mind and getting annoyed with me for not having taken her to "school" yet. I can't win!
5. She wanted to drive.
My husband made the mistake of telling our toddler that when she was older, she could drive. Harmless enough, right?! Wrong. Every morning our toddler wakes-up and said "I older, I can drive." And, although she is correct, I mean she IS a day older, she is clearly NOT going ot be able to drive and the person that has to break that news to her, on the daily, has to hear those adorably cute, high-pitched screams that is a toddler throwing a tantrum. Kids are so cute, right? Ugh.
6. She wanted "just one drink and be all done" of my beer.
"Mom, can I have a drink?" usually is responded to with a "sure!" (water) or a "okay, but only ONE drink" (juice or, rarely, soda). So, per her usual, as I am enjoying a refreshing adult beverage, my toddler thought she would ask to try it. As any parent would do, I kindly responded that she could not have a drink of this particular drink. This should have been enough; however, she proceeded to ask if she could just have one drink and be all done. I, again, had to respond "no" and then that was it... you can imagine what happened next.
7. She needed to go to Target to "get some more boots."
The moment your child outgrows their favorite cowboy boots is a traumatic one, to say the least. Recently, my toddler went to put on her glittery, birthday cowgirl boots and "ouch!" they were too snug. I asked her if they had been hurting her feet which she, of course, replied "yea...(insert crocodile tears here)." Being a sucker for a sad toddler face I instantly let my daughter know that, of course, we would get to shop for a new pair of boots and we would fix her right up. Unfortunately, my toddler took this promise quite seriously and repeatedly asked me, all day LONG when we would be headed to Target to get her some more boots... long story short I ran out of dish soap and totally caved; we all loaded up in to the SUV and headed right over to Target where the boot situation was handled. Thank GOD.
8. She's the queen and I am not.
Thank you to the adorable book "Olivia and the Fairy Princesses," my daughter has decided she does not want to be a princess, she wants to be queen! (read it... super cute... Olivia no longer wants to be a princess because all of her friends have decided they want to be one too and it is no longer cool to her...the story ends with her deciding that maybe being a queen would be a good fit.) I made the mistake of telling my daughter that I, too, am a queen and yiiiiikes... bad call. Apparently there can only be 1 queen...
9. I turned off her "Princess and the Frog."
In our house, if you are watching a movie during dinner (rare) and you are NOT eating, the movie promptly gets turned off. This is slightly self-explanatory but, I turned the movie off as no food was being consumed and... well...let's just say on some days this abrupt ending of a film is taken better than on other days.
10. She was so sleepy.
Currently. my husband and I have decided to see if now is a good time to start seeing what the housing market is like as we would love to have a slightly larger home. In order to do this we would have to, of course, sell our home. Before we all head out of the house, we do a quick, yet still frustrating, little pick-up of all of our belongings in case there is a showing. I wait to make my toddler's until the very last moment, duh, and then I tell her that she is all done in her room because it is clean and now it's time to leave. Unfortunately, my EXTREMELY early riser decides that, at that very same moment, she is actually still sleepy and needs to hop in to bed, unmaking it of course. And she doesn't even go to back to sleep (duh). Grr...toddlers!
Oh sweet summertime...here we COME! Bring on the fun (and the tantrums)!