Friday, August 19, 2016
My son had had a temper tantrum yesterday that had lasted on and off for over an hour of grumpiness. It involved me asking him to pick his baseball players off the floor because I kept tripping on them and was worried they were going to get broken. He said, "No" to me and I told him if he didn't pick it up, it was going to get put away for at least a couple of days. When I followed through with that action he got very upset and started hitting and kicking. I just held him and told him I was sorry he was grouchy but that's the way things are.
He came home from our trip and asked my husband if he could get them out of the closet. My husband reminded him of his behavior before and he took it like a good boy. He knew why he couldn't play with his baseball guys. He then went on to tell us, "I'm happy, I'm not sad, I'm happy we went to the park today." It's always nice to get a little positive feedback after a rough parenting day.