Saturday, April 25, 2009

In a couple of months, our sweet little baby will be 2 years old. We are discovering that there can be some tantrums that come along with that. Today we were having a dance off in the kitchen and then making pictures with scraps of paper and glue sticks. No wonder she didn't want to leave the fun and have a much needed nap. I picked her up to put her to sleep and she began flailing around. I put her in her crib and we gave her a few minutes to let out her obviously intense emotions. Well, those few minutes went by and she was only slightly calmer. So, I went into her room and offered to read a book to her. I got her out of her crib and I sat in the rocking chair, which sent her into a fit of rolling on the floor. I left to sit on the couch and was holding her recent favorite book from the library. Unfortunately it's terrible, The Backyardigans: Cops and Robots, but glad she finds enjoyment from it. She walked out of her room with her blanket having decided a seat next to mom on the couch cuddled in her arm wasn't too bad.

We read the book few times and she would touch the pictures and was calm, just listening. I stopped on the last page the third time through and just sat there with it open. I heard Caroline's cute little breathing get a little louder and felt her little head get a little heavier on my arm. I didn't want to make any sudden moves, but I realized she was asleep. We sat there and I laid my head back and closed my eyes....it made the tantrum all worth it.

9 comments:

Adam B said...

Wow, she definitely is "2" and lucky she has a very patient mommy. Thanks for all you do babe!

Abs and Me said...

Can I hire you? Abbie does this to me all the time!

Dan and Jen said...

I thought the two's were bad...until Sydney turned three. Wow. And crazy as it is, she is a just a few days from turning four and she has be delightful in every aspect for about a week! I didn't know she could change that quickly.

But cuddling with your sleeping child is THE BEST and definitely makes you realize how blessed you are, even during their tantrums.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, those were the days. They have to assert their independence some way. But you forget the tantrums when they end up being cuddly or do something cute. She's cute no matter what and love you both.

cuzimmom said...

Just wait until the "13s". It makes the 2s seem like heaven!!

The Hilton Family~ said...

Oh Andrea, i can so relate to the whole "tantrum" thing. You are seriously the best Mommy ever! Thank you for sharing that darling story. It is a good thing these little ones can be so darn cute to help us get through the tantrums:)but i agree with your Mom that Caroline is a doll no matter what!

The Cannons said...

Don't be mad at me. I just posted some very funny pictures of us on the blog (in honor of Jess's birthday of course).

Spencer Michelle and Elle said...

Andrea, you are such a cute mom, thanks for the post. Elle is only 14 months and we are already dealing with tantrums!! Ahhh!

Brandon and Brittany said...

Andrea!!! So I've been super bad at responding to people lately...have you seen Sarah's baby yet?? If not wanna set a date together to go? I want to see you!!!! Congrats about school!!!! That is SOOOO exciting! What a fun adventure!!! When do you leave? August? Will you work in New Hampshire?