Monday, October 16, 2006

Nobody Likes Mondays, Nobody

I told a friend on Saturday that while J happens to love kids 0-18 months, I’ve really liked 18-now. I take it back.

I made whole wheat waffles from scratch this morning and let him watch Thomas the Train.

In return he threw an hour's worth of tantrums*, it took two of us to get him dressed, he refused to let his crazy hair get combed until I held him down and forced a comb and some gel onto him.

I gave up on the jacket. He can be cold for all I care.

He cried walking down the stairs because I wouldn’t pick him up. He cried when he dropped one of his trains in the car while I was driving and I wouldn’t pull over and search the floor to give it back to him. He got all excited when we reached Nana’s because she has pumpkins at her front door (maybe I could have pumpkins at my front door too if I thought for one second that they wouldn’t be picked up and thrown over the balcony onto the head of some helpless elderly neighbor.)

*Tantrums that included being ANGRY because not every waffle square had syrup in it. Not entirely realizing that syrup soaks INTO the waffle so previously full squares will now look empty.


Julie said...

Welcome to the hell of being the parent of a two-almost-three-year-old. I HATE IT when my kiddos throw tantrums over stuff like that. And of course I am the only one who can "fix" it. Grrrr!

I hear your pain. Just hang on. This, too, shall pass. (But maybe not until they turn 20.)

Kiki said...

How many times do I have to tell you breeders that stories like this do not help me to decide that, yes, one day I will have children of my own?

La Yen said...

I would gladly trade having to pour syrup again and again and again if it meant I could pee by myself.

compulsive writer said...

Rats! I hate the syrup-in-every-waffle-square tantrum. Really, REALLY hate that one...

noelle feather said...

OH.MY.GOSH.....I'm having nightmares already!