Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dr. Jeykll and Ms. Hyde

Wow is all I can say.

It is no secret Finley is the strong willed hard headed one of the family (wonder where she gets that from) but tonight took the cake.

This must be the terrible two's. Early.

Yesterday Gary was telling me how Finley had a temper tantrum when he got home from visiting his mother, he said as soon as the car stopped she freaked and started yelling "RIDE" and crying hysterically.

I don't know if I thought he was exaggerating the situation (you know how men can be) or maybe I just wasn't listening, but tonight after getting back from the hospital to visit mema the same exact thing happened and I am shocked.

She was screaming, throwing herself on the floor, slapping anything and everyone around and SCREAMING some more. She was screaming so loud and for so long ( I would say at least 12 minutes) that she started gagging and nearly threw up. All I could do was sit there and watch.

I mean, what do you do when this happens. I don't know?  I've never seen a tantrum before? I tried telling her to calm down, I tried holding her, but she was flailing and trying to smack me, Gary tried holding her and she nearly bit his finger off. He wasn't too happy about that. Obviously.

It just amazes me that one second she can be happy as pie and then the next a raving lunatic.

It took well over an hour to calm her down completely. She took a good nap? Is this the sort of thing I should expect often out of my "spirited child?" I'm hoping Gillian never catches onto this crazy behavior.

Its going to be a long couple of years if I have to put up with this everyday.

1 comment:

Mandy said...

Occasionally, when she is tired, one of my girls will throw horrible tantrums. I send her to time out to collect herself. It's not a real time out but a chance for her to be away from everything and collect herself. Then when she calms down I remind her that she can't go crazy and let her go back to whatever we were doing. I think public tantrums are my biggest fear in life.

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