Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Stamina

I would like to say that Leah is officially suffering from the terrible twos. Actually I should say that I am suffering from the terrible twos. Suffering the joys of daily temper tantrums. I would like to know how small children determine just how long they can scream. Is is fun? Do they really think they will get what they want by screaming? Leah carried on for 90 minutes straight yesterday morning. She was set off by my not correctly helping her put her sock on. I'm feeling really at a loss of what to do with her and am truly amazed at her stamina for whining and crying. Yesterday I went ahead and put myself in a timeout. A timeout from listening to her scream.

I know that this phase will pass but I'm really not enjoying it while it lasts. It's just disturbing watching my cute & engaging toddler morph into a blubbering mess every time I say "no".

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I just picked up a book at the library you might be interested in: No More Meltdowns by Jed Baker. It looks like a super quick read.