This is our standard behavior during a tantrum these days. Keep in mind, she’d been whine/cry/stomp/flopping for a good 10 minutes already when I decided to be THAT mom and pick up the camera for posterity…
Honestly, I consider myself a pretty darn lucky Mommy. Not only are Bridget’s tantrums seldom, they are fairly predictable and she’s usually good about “holding back” in public places. For now, at least! However, what used to be quick and cry-filled fusses (the kind that started around 16 months for her) are now REAL tantrums. We got about a 4-5 month reprieve, which was delightful, but now they are back and are often reserved just for me. Does that happen at your house too? Mommy gets all the fun?
For now, I just do my best to ignore the whole thing or distract the best I can. I know she’s just testing me and seeing what she can get away with…but man is it tough sometimes! Feel free to share any other suggestions, as I’m always interested in hearing what works for others.
P.S. As I’m writing, Bridget is AGAIN refusing to nap in her room. This is also a recent trend that does NOT interest me. Grr!
At least she’s cute .