Oof. Things have really changed at our house over the last week. All of a sudden, our sweet baby Boopsie has turned into a
hard-core tyrant. Over the past week, she’s thrown more temper tantrums than she’s ever thrown before… by quite a magnitude. It’s disconcerting, actually. First I thought maybe it was teething (because it’s always and it’s never teething.) Then I thought perhaps it was due to a head cold. Now I have no idea.
It’s like this: It’s like she Boopsie has no fuse anymore and she’s really frustrated. If she wants something (a glass jar, a dirty baby bottle) and doesn’t get it, it’s an immediate meltdown, screaming, kicking, throwing herself around. Sometimes she’ll bang her head on her high chair if that’s where she’s having the tantrum. Very disturbing, I tell you.
So this is what I do when I run into something that stumps me… I start reading everything I can. I did the same thing with all of the sleep drama of her early life… I read and read and read. So here I go again. So far, I’ve read What to Expect the Second Year, coming up in short order are:
- The Happiest Toddler on the Block
- Toddler 411
- Secrets of the Baby Whisperer for Toddlers
- The Girlfriends’ Guide to Toddlers
Don’t worry, I’ll also plan to reach out to people for advice… because seriously, it’s like she’s possessed. And truthfully, if this continues like it has for the last few days I’m taking her to the doctor for a look-over to make sure there isn’t an underlying ear infection or something. This is ridiculous.