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.