okay, someone needs to tell me how to deal with the temper melt downs, because i have to admit - i'm not handling them well.
and while we're at it, if someone knows a way to make an almost 2 year old refrain from screaming everything at the top of his lungs, that'd be helpful too.
i can feel that my patience is wearing thin and its kind of terrifying.
Tonight while getting better for bedtime, Chewie was absolutely having a screamfest meltdown. we were on the floor and i was trying to get his diaper changed ...he reached out for me and pinched my throat with both hands. I was just at the end of my rope, and what i did...sigh... i was so frustrated i just growled loud and long and terrifying.
picture that scene from Monsters Inc where Sully is put on the spot to do a Scare Demonstration and little Boo is hiding by the bed and seeing his full monstrosity is terrified and starts crying and runs away. Well, the look on his face is ingrained in my memory forever... and the way his lip quivered and his cry...
not one of my finer moments.
i spent the next ten minutes holding him and while we both cried, rocking back and forth on the floor... me whispering "Mama loves you, baby. Mama's sorry. no pinching, baby, okay? mama loves you. mama loves you."
Help? anyone? please??