"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


child that wanted to walk into a street with cars.
5 min. of waiting for child to stop kicking and screaming.
arms in car seat straps.
more screaming.
more kicking.
what's a mother to do?
laugh and take pictures.
humor solves all of life's ill moments.
toddler tantrum
not to be confused with baby tantrum.
very different.
much more comical.
much more.
(speaking from experience).


Gilbert Family said...

you are such a great example of how we should look at our challenges. take a picture and laugh about them later. good for you! he is still oh so cute even when he is screaming...:)

Emmy said...

Yes much more comical but also much more annoying as you are thinking, but don't they know better yet? And the answer is no.
Oh well.. good for you! :)

Natalie said...

You are so very wise!!!! "Laugh and take pictures"...so true!!
Well done mama, well done.

Alison said...

Good parents laugh alot, FYI!!! 8) I worry about the mothers at the store who yell at the screaming kids... I always want to videotape them and let them see themselves... we can't negotiate with angry rhinos!

Boulant Family said...

Tantrums during outings - always so fun! Good for you for keeping your sense of humor!;)

Brooke said...

a constant in my life. I simply lay him on the floor and say "go for it, get it all out!" at least I know we're in it together!

Sue said...

You've got the right attitude, Em. Soon enough he'll see that the tantrums aren't getting him anywhere...

In the meantime, these are great pics!



Fiauna said...

I'm glad you can see the humor in this. Seeing humor in tantrums makes motherhood a lot easier.

The Cuties' Mommy said...

Ahhh...the great car seat tantrum. Y-U-C-K!! Keep laughing...it only gets better :) Your humor will definitely help. Just be thankful the tantrum didn't happen as you are standing in 115 degree heat.

Jess said...

Way to go- that is the best attitude to have about the inevitable toddler tantrums. You're a great mom!
I'm only sorry that at least once some rude person is going to make a rude comment about "controlling" your kid when he's melting down in public... FYI they either never had kids or never took them anywhere