Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tantrum

We witnessed our first bona fide toddler tantrum this morning after leaving the house. Darr and I were at the elevator waiting for Henry to join us when he completely lost it for no apparent reason. As the words were leaving my mouth that Bean might be having his first tantrum, Henry threw himself to the floor in front of our neighbor's door. There were no arms flailing, fists banging or legs kicking but there was a definite palpable feeling of too much emotion. Emotion the poor little guy couldn't rein in so he had to let it out the only way he knew how. All in all, it lasted maybe two minutes, tops. Then Henry joined us in the elevator for the ride down to the car. And all was okay in his world. Sometimes it's tough being a kid.

8 comments:

Shawn and Becky said...

Poor little guy. Nice to know if you let him get it all out life is better and you can move forward. . . let's hope they are few and far between.

loola said...

i haven't actually outgrown my toddler tantrums. seriously. they are just called panic attacks now. ;)

Elizabeth Prata said...

awww for Henry. You're a patient mom.

Zozopdx said...

his first? oh my. sometimes Anneke very ceremoniously drapes herself across the floor, as if to say, get ready, because there's fixin' to be a tantrum. I was musing to myself that at other developmental levels this is definitely symptomatic of something very concerning.

Zozopdx said...

I just realized that my inclusion of the term "bona fide" in my latest blog post was inspired by the reading of this post. I don't think I've ever used the term before.

Darren said...

Z: really? It's a very common TV-ism for southern folks to say "bona fide", (always as /BOH naFIDE/). One more TV stereotype down the drain. Sigh.

Miss Amelia Jane. said...

JUST NOW? Oi vey...Amelia's been at this for months..maybe because she's a girl and the damn hormone thing? Or maybe she's her mothers child...and that was an open ended question...reply not required :)

Zozopdx said...

Darren, I don't know what you're talking aboot.