I live in a land I like to call Tantrumville. Yes...with a 4 (almost 5) year old girl who is filled with dramatic urges and a 1 (almost 2) year old boy, my life is full of tantrums.
How does one deal with the tantrums? I have had theories, but I am just at a loss.
This morning Baby Boy decided that he was not going to be happy. No matter what. He cried almost all morning. Now I know that he was tired. He had woken at 2 am, no clue why. My hubby got him to calm down and go back to sleep (after I had tried for a while and seemed to only make things worse). But he woke back up at about 5:30. Like I said...I knew he was tired. In my experience, tiredness begets tantrums.
I tried ignorning the tantrum he had at 8 am. I tried to remain calm and try to let him work it out. After about 30 minutes...I decided that tactic wasn't helping him any and it was making me crazy...so I decided to try something else. I put him to bed...another failure. Finally I took pity and just did what I could to appease him. He did finally calm down from that tantrum, but had another 2 before I went to pick up Big Sis from preschool...he fell asleep in the car. He's still asleep, poor little guy. We're all hoping for a better afternoon.
In the mean time...I wonder if any of you fabulous mommies have any ideas for this one...what are your thoughts? Help...please? Pretty please?