Thursday, February 16, 2006

THE FIT

Is there anything worse than the tantrum? We're in the middle of a nuclear meltdown. It started innocently enough with a simple visit to the playpen while Dad went to use the restroom and there's been no abating since. The cries urge you to pick him up and then when he instantly turns off the spigot you feel played, played like you answered that junk mail for the russian bride who is really interested in visiting Ammerica and havfing funn.

Oh and don't even think about breakfast, the crawler will find you no matter where you go.

ding ding

Round 2!

2 comments:

Steve S said...

It's not that you are played, although it can feel that way, it's that for right now, the tantrum is the only way he knows how to communicate.

If you always respond to the cry though, he will learn that it is an effective means of getting what he wants, so sometimes you just have to let him cry, as annoying as that is.

Also, since he can't jog, run or play, crying is a way of burning off energy.

Try different things in the playpen to amuse him for awhile, little toys that strap to the side and he can bat with his hands, etc.

The Brian said...

"It's not that you are played, although it can feel that way, it's that for right now, the tantrum is the only way he knows how to communicate."

Oh sure you could use logic, reason, experience, or common sense to look at it that way but I couldn't work up a full snit about it.