Monday, January 26, 2009


I'm afraid Maddie is going through a bad phase. She has always had a very short temper. If she can't get something to go where she wants it she will shriek! If Jackson touches her she screams NO! If I take more than 1.2 seconds to pour her milk she stands there and cries and jumps up and down. Yesterday and today she took it to a new level.

The kids were at my mom's house Sunday morning since Chris and I had a party the night before. Normally when I call my mother when she has them she answers the phone and says "Babies? There aren't any babies here" and hangs up. Yesterday she actually CALLED ME and said I had to come and get them. Madison had been throwing a fit because Jackson had a toy that she wanted. Once she gets worked up there is no consoling her. My mom tried to put her in her crib to get her to chill out but she ended up throwing up!

Then today my mom, the kids, and I went to visit my mom's friend Susan. Susan has two girls that were at school so M&J had full use of their toys! 

{This is a mission rocking chair that Susan's brother made by HAND.  It is the best quality furniture I've ever seen in my life.  And it's just a hobby!}

They were actually really good most of the time playing. Jackson was an absolute angel. He never cried once. 
Madison was trying to push a play stroller around the playroom and into the attached large kitchen. That stroller was like her nemesis.

{One of many tantrums}

{Her dress is soaked from drool and tears!}

 It couldn't do anything right, even when it wasn't even doing anything wrong (like getting stuck on something). A few times she even threw it over in a fit of rage. When the stroller wasn't causing her extreme frustration the little einsteins rocket ship was there to take up the slack. There was just no pleasing her. It was getting past their nap time so I knew that had a lot to do with it. We were packing up the car to go (we did a little "shopping" at Susan's house) and Maddie was just beside herself that we were not inside with her. Once we were done and back in the house she continued to scream bloody murder, throwing herself on the floor and kicking her feet on the floor. There was literally nothing we could do but chuckle. She wanted no kind of consoling from me. She. just. wanted. to. cry.

During the fit Susan's girls came home from school so we said hello to them quickly and then had to leave. She continued to scream literally until she fell asleep (which wasn't long).

I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.


Wes and Rae Leytham said...

welcome to my world.

Wendy and Karen said...

I'm so sorry that she's being so difficult. It's hard to not start screaming and crying yourself when there is nothing you can do to help.

I don't have a bit of advice for ya. Just know that I'm sending you big hugs.

Would you like a gift certificate for a pitcher of margaritas?

E, SS and the Little Man said...

At least it helps a bit to know that all the parents of 21/22 month olds around the world are going through the same thing!

The Anonymous Platypus said...

Not that this helps, but we are in the same boat here. Zoe can't handle herself these days and there is a lot of crying and tantruming. mostly it stems (for her anyway) from not being able to manipulate the toy/situation the way she thinks she should be able to. I tell her all the time she is too smart for her own good. hope it ends soon!