What a full morning of tantrums. As we get closer to 2 yrs seems my son is having more meltdowns. This is a frustrating because I can't tell what sets him off. Matter of fact, I dont think he knows what sets him off either. This morning was a perfect example. The meltdown moment came while brushing my teeth.
Now usually I do my morning rountine first while he decides if he wants to wake up on time or not. LOL. But today he decided he wanted to brush his teeth first. This was a problem since I was in the middle of brushing my teeth. I asked him to wait a sec. No good. Imediate crying fit.
So I get his tooth brush, add a drop of tooth paste and give it to him. No good. Now he doesnt want it. As he stands wailing his anger and refusing the toothbrush...I stand there dumbstruck. Did I mention I'm still not finished brushing my own teeth?
What follows is 40 minutes of me trying to calm him down but not suceeding. Eventually I decide to just let him cry it out. I've noticed that sometimes he gets into this crying zone and nothing can be done till he's ready to stop. So I continue with my morning rountine of breakfast, getting dressed, etc while he follows me around crying.
I felt for my neightbors who had to hear a crying child early in the morning. Im sure they wondered what was going on because while he cried, rolled around on the floor amd threw his toys... I said not one word. Im not really interested in feeding into trantrums anyway. I rather ignore the behavior and wait till he's calmier.
Eventually he stop being upset and started looking around for his breakfast. He then ate nicely and we continued with our morning. I figured everything was fine. Then we got to daycare.
Apparently my son was still a bit mad at me cause when it came time to say goodbye...he refuse to. No kiss, no wave, nothing. Hmm. I guess the other children felt bad for me because they all said by to me on his behalf. They call waved and said byeeeeeee. I think one even said bye daniel's moms. LOL. Ah life with a 2yr is going to be...interesting.