Yeah, that was our Sunday night. And no it wasn't me.
It was her.
Door slamming, room confinement, "I'm gonna die in here" threats.
It was So. Much. Fun.
Cursing. Oh the cursing. (Now, that was me.)
I gave up. I did my best and I tried to keep calm with her yelling and him getting more mad by the second.
She was tired, we were tired.
I yelled at him, he cursed at me.
I made him deal with it the rest of the way through.
And ya know what?
He calmed her down, showered her and got her ready for bed. When she finally got to me again. She was weepy but calmer.
I should give up more often.
I learned my lesson.
And all for what?
We had a great day! A great weekend!
She played soccer. Pretty good too, may I add.
Her cousins came to cheer her on.
They ate ice cream and played in the basement.
Uhm hum....That's how it happened.
She's the only child.
Three older cousins...2 sisters, one close enough sister. Her, the baby. Alone. Tired. Dirty. Cranky.
One of her chalk board drawings, "My most beautiful picture...EVER!" got accidentally erased. (I'm not so sure how accidentally, truthfully.)
Oh! The horror!
Now, I'm not trying to stick up for my only child or anything. I know she can be a little *ahem* dramatically challenged. But, she has never thrown that kinda fit over something that trivial before.
Or has she?
Over something quite similar actually. Not the chalk board, the magic magnet board. And it wasn't family she sent out with threats of hatred and evil screams. It was her best friend. And everyone cried that time too.
You see, she hates to throw ANYthing out. And when she saves something...she saves it.
Especially stuff that is supposed to be 'changed' when the mood strikes. DON'T you dare touch it, or all hell will break loose.
Drawn, originally July '07
Accidentally 'altered', Sept. '08
So, when I heard the piercing screams from my livingroom, you can only imagine what I initially thought?
So, you can also understand why I was skeptical about it being an 'accident'...until I processed the situation. This morning. While I was typing this post.
So, can you see why I let him handle it?
So, Yeah. Now THAT was a tantrum.