Friday, May 23, 2008

How Quickly It Happens

You know how it is. One moment you have a sweet, smiling, cooperative, awesome child, and the next moment, that little darling turns into this........................


Sad but true. And we rarely know exactly what the cause of the transformation is. Often times a simple thing like serving the cherib a glass of water for dinner instead of milk can be the catalyst. Or maybe asking him/her to clean up the thousands of legos that they were playing with. Or, here's one of my favorite, someone repeats a word that is some how offensive. This week such words include "no", "mummy", "cracker." I just don't get it.
Sometimes, the source of anger is the way the elastic on our underwear fits. Or, if you really want to get the boy going, telling him he wears panties instead of underwear. If you happen to be creative enough to play a board game with your own rules, well, can you say WWIII? Let's just say it has been really interesting around here.
Oh, just found a new one, not letting the children play in rain when it is 55 degrees is worth several tantrums......sigh......



5 comments:

Tracy said...

In our house sometimes all it takes to set someone off is for one particular person to look at another particular person at the wrong time of the day.

Kristen said...

I often say, walking through the house "What is going on with you guys?!?"

erin richardson said...

Yikes! That sounds about as pleasant as an un-medicated root canal.

rednk-n-eurp said...

is our cherib Sam living with you? : )

Ada said...

Oh I know that very well. Sometimes there are even no causes at all, just having hissy fits for the fun of it.

I got an ad in the mail yesterday for Bose noise cancelling headsets. They're kind of expensive but I'm seriously considering them.

Ada