When you move on July 31 you are bound to experience some tantrums in August with the unpacking and other multiple changes made to your little one's life. Olivia is no different...here are 10 reasons that she threw a tantrum this month:
1. She was stuck...
...in her car seat. That's right, she was buckled in her car seat and couldn't get out (thank you Britax) and that was cause for drama. Doesn't she know the phrase "safety first?"
2. I asked her to wear a hair clip for a photo.
God forbid we do something cute for mom! This child is the most anti-photos kiddo I have ever met; unless it is HER idea to have a photo shoot of course.
3. She couldn't wear her leotard for one more SECOND.
For some reason, wearing a leotard to gymnastics class makes sense to her, but the very SECOND the class is if you are not removing the leotard for her she is having a major meltdown. Is it really so terrible she can't wear it on the 10 minute car ride home?
4. Same with the swimsuit...
She absolutely can NOT have a wet swimsuit on for 3 seconds after she has decided that she is done swimming at the pool. It got so serious that she even began to pick out clothes to place in the pool bag so that she can just know that she gets to change clothes before exiting pool grounds.
5. Daddy was at work.
When I am home with my kiddos, even though she already knows, my oldest will just randomly ask me where her dad is. When I respond that he is at work, she flips her lid. It's like she wants to ask and hear my answer so she can get upset because she does this about 1x/ hour.
6. It wasn't snack time.
After a 6:00 AM breakfast, I can totally comprehend why someone might think that 7:00 AM should be deemed "The Early Riser's Snack Time." However, in this house it is NOT. I always offer more breakfast-type items; however, if Veggie Straws are not allowed (and they aren't), I tend to get some major backlash in toddlerville.
7. Her mouth hurt.
No sores (thank GOD). No cavities. No redness. Did she bite her tongue? No. However, baby sister had recently been sick so "are you sick now, too?" Her response, "Uh-huh!" Hmm... it seems as though we have a little "firstborn-it is" in which someone (a.k.a. the toddler) isn't getting the attention that they believe they deserve. Surely it's not great parenting to offer her advice on which body parts to say hurt in order to sound a bit more believable...right?
8. She needed to wear her pink dress.
My toddler has gotten in to the habit of needing to switch outfits after like... an hour. This is creating quite the load of laundry on the daily. I mean, the girl even switched outfits at her 2ish hour-long birthday party. Come. ON! However, when I suggest that we wear one dress a little longer...well, you can imagine how well that goes for me.
9. Her baby sister changed clothes.
Not only does my toddler need to change clothes every hour; the baby is not ALLOWED to change clothes. EVER. This is not something that occurs daily, it is only an issue if big sis was the one who picked out her little sister's outfit. Unfortunately, big sis loves dresses and skirts and her baby sis is a crawling pro and skirts and dresses tend to get caught under her little knees. Lose-lose!
10. She could not eat donuts on the new carpet.
This is self-explanatory but let me just say we have not even been in our new house for 1 month. All I was is pretty, clean carpet for at LEAST a month. Unfortunately, our toddler isn't a fan and just swears up and down that she can keep things clean...I wonder if she has NEVER seen her bedroom? Talk about a tornado blowing through! Yikes!
And that's a wrap folks. In September the baby has her 1st birthday (cue the depression) and that event alone is sure to cause our preschooler some stress as all eyes will not be on her for once.