All posts tagged: toddler tantrums

The 10 Month Tantrums!

Briella turned 10 months last week, and up until that point she behaved like an angel – she NEVER cried, she slept through the night (5:30pm until 7:30am the next morning), she was very easy going, etc. Really, I am not kidding – I thought I had the best-behaved little girl. Everyone always tells me, “I hope you don’t think this is normal…you will never have another baby like Briella…you got so lucky, etc.” Well, let me just tell you. The day Briella turned 10 months, I think a light switch must have went on in her head reminding her that she is a baby and it is acceptable to act out and, on top of acting out, it might be a good idea to make up for the last 10 months of good behavior. She has been SUCH A HANDFUL. I feel like I am just now going through the newborn stage where my baby doesn’t sleep, she cries all the night, super clingy, AH. AH. AHHHH!! Don’t get me wrong, I am not …

Talking Toddlers “Off the Ledge…”

So, toddler tantrums, huh? This is a new, and admittedly challenging, experience for my husband and me. Lucky for my husband, he’s away with adult creatures most of the day, so he misses out on most of the lunacy that has recently unfolded in our house. When my son was born, he cried a fair amount. In his defense, he had a host of tummy troubles that took us about five months to resolve, so it wasn’t without good reason. Once we debunked the mystery of the tummy, it was like a switch had been flipped, and a halo illuminated above his cute little noggin. He no longer cried at random, rather, only when he truly needed something or was expressing upset. We could entertain house guests, go to any event for any length of time, and as long as he had his “boobie,” (<– he’s a nursing machine)  his “uppy,” (<–a phrase commonly used to describe a carrier in which mamas/daddies can wear their babes), and a toy or two, he was good to go! He …