The other day I was reading a page or so in the quiet of the potty room, in my favorite parenting book What to Expect the First Year . I do reference this fabulous book despite Baby DIVA now being a big girl and almost hitting that 1 year and 1 month old marker!! So, I am reading a section about 12-13 months babes and how they may begin to start exhibiting tantrum type behavior. I chuckled to myself and thought, "thank goodness Baby DIVA does not behave in the manner". Boy am I an idiot.
I kid you not, 5 minutes after I chuckled those thoughty words in my happy little mind, Baby DIVA learned the art of tantrum throwing and has not stopped YET. She finds this amusing and is involving the entire city in her new ambitious goal of humiliating momma! Not to mention she is driving Pink Haired Momma crazy with her ridiculous behavior. These tantrums can strike at any time and any place. She has no mercy for them. no warning. No manners. The kitchen of our home, the crib at 3am, the check out line at walmart, eating out at a restaurant with grandma. It is AWFUL. Seriously kid! Just because I did not give you that french fry does not then open the door for you to scream and wail and act a fool. WOW! Must come from daddy because I mean I never behave in that way (those of you who know me personally may now step away from your computer and laugh hysterically for about 5 minutes, I will be here upon return. GO)
Baby DIVA throws the biggest tantrum of the day at bed time. It is a full out throw yourself down and scream and moan and groan and whimper and WaWaWa all the way till you can not hold your eyes open anymore fiasco EVERY single night (for the last 4 days). We are not giving in. She is not giving in. I feel that the stubbornness in this family may kill us all.
Tantrum stage must end soon, please!!! We are of course being the ever most responsible follow the rule parents and we are not responding to this behavior at all. We are allowing her to tantrum throw and not receive any of the positive or negative attention she is reaching for with these outbursts, but it ain't easy!
Tantrum throwing while asleep and with chupy in her mouth!!