The tantrum hangover
Today I’ve got what I call a ‘tantrum hangover’.
So, I will follow Little B’s lead, and shift gears today. Tonight, we’ll stay home instead of going to a much anticipated event. Well, *I* have been anticipating this event. I didn’t tell the kids about it yet, since I didn’t know yet if the stars would align for us to go…and I didn’t want my sensitive little kiddo to be burdened with guilt that it was ‘his fault’. Because, truly, he has no ‘off switch’ for these tantrums. He feels remorseful afterwards, and has trouble understanding why Mommy is tired and emotional and doesn’t have much energy left to play. But this isn’t his fault.
And so, I am taking a step back today, and trying to reset things. Shifting his vitamin protocol a bit. Removing the gingerbread cookies from sight, so they won’t be so tempting. Scheduling some quiet family time to fill his emotional tank.
And yes, the kitchen might look like this for a couple more days. And that’s okay.