Thursday, February 23, 2012

park day FAIL.

Somehow I think BG hacked into my email and read one of those parenting emails on two year olds and tantrums. And then she decided, "I'll show her a tantrum" and has begun to do that. Good grief y'all. Proof? On Monday I took BG to school for a few hours so that I could get some stuff done on my day off. It was a gorgeous day out, so I decided to pick her up early and take her to the park.

Only the toddler I picked up clearly wasn't my sweet Baby Girl but some Chucky type demon child in a sweet BG body. Good times. She was already upset about her juice (yea, no idea), but I kept driving to the park. Then she saw her blanket on the way out of the car and. oh. my. stars. the meltdown. Once she calmed down from that, we headed to the lake and the ducks but she saw something different and wanted that.

is all she would scream. She planted her feet and refused to move. I had her hand, but she was practically horizontal as she put all thirty three pounds into pulling me backwards.

I was mortified. No lie, I immediately started pitting out as I racked my brain for the best way to handle what was happening in my life at that moment.

Want to know a truth? Before BG, I was so the girl that would have given the mother with the screaming toddler "the look". You know, the look of disdain as I try to send her mind vibes of "can't you control your dang child woman?!". I know. I'm not proud. Now that I am a Mom, if I see that scene, I'm all "that poor woman... thank God it isn't me (this time)".

The only solution was to get the heck out of dodge. And fast.

So I picked up my now limp as a sack of potatoes toddler (who is still screaming mind you) and bolted back through the parking lot to the car.

She was beyond reason, beyond consoling. And so was BG.


Seriously, there was no figuring out the problem, the issue, nothing. She was done.

So I put her butt in the car and we left.

No sooner did we get five seconds down the parking lot than I hear a tiny little whimper from the back seat; "I sowwy Mommy".

I looked back to see the biggest, saddest blue eyes and the poutiest little lip ever.

"I park?" she asked.

But I couldn't. I couldn't give in. Which sucked because I so badly wanted to go.

I knew though, that I couldn't give in. A point had to be made. She acted the fool and lost park privileges.

So did Mama. Boo hiss.

Sometimes this parenting thing is super hard and not much fun.


SEL said...

Your wording about the child you picked up from daycare made me lol!

I'm sorry plans didn't work out. Good for you for sticking to your guns though. I know it wasn't easy! Hopefully I remain strong like that!

Lindsey said...

Awww mama we have had sooo many of those days here recently too!! I'm sorry!! But know that you are an amazing mom and the next time you go will be so awesome!! Xoxo

Jenny @ Practically Perfect... said...

I'm so sorry :-( I would have reacted the exact same way. Definitely a good thing that you held your ground, though!

Brittany said...

Being tough and disciplining is something I'm not looking forward to as my four month old grows up :) I know it's tough to be firm sometimes but it is for the best (hopefully)

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

This discipline stuff is tough. Good job on sticking to your guns and not turning around!

Carrie said...

I didn't mean to laugh during this! I'm feeling your pain with h too! A phase right?!?!

A.B. said...

G$ is VERY advanced and clearly a genius because he has just started fit throwing and he isn't 2 yet. I'm just saying... clearly advanced. And I feel your pain.

Samantha said...

This isn't funny, but it is. Way to stay strong momma!

K said...

Such a BUMMER. I remember when I was nannying, I planned this super awesome day with the little one and instead some little demon child showed up. Ruined the whole day. She eventually calmed down, but after everything she pulled I just couldn't give in. Broke my heart. So cute she said sorry though!

Lucy Marie said...

Discipline is the pits. I really thought I'd have had a few more months before we needed to really get started (HA, wishful thinking!) The other day I told E she needed to say sorry, she looked away and whispered it. I told her to look at mommy when she says sorry. She pushed her nose against mine and said with attitude, I SOWWY MOMMY. Good lord child... where did you think of that? It is so good that you stood your ground though, although I know it's hard when it was a punishment for you, too, since you wanted to be at the park. But, kids are crazy smart and it wouldn't take her long at all to figure out that she could act like a crazy cakes and simply say sorry and get her way again. Good for you Mama!

Ashley said...

You crack me up. ANY TIME David acts up or something, I start sweating too! Hahaha! That made me laugh out loud. I am sorry she gave you such a hard time. Disciplining sucks. I despise it and David is only a year old!


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