Monday, May 17, 2010
You are my best comfort!
She had a major tantrum yesterday and assaulted The Hubs. She was banging on the sliding glass door because the other kids came in the house because she wasn't playing nicely. She got mad that they did not want to play with her anymore but doesn't seem to check into the reality that they don't want to play with her because she is not being nice. In her world she is simply being wronged and so she rages. As my fifth grader says, "Question mark?" Another question mark is why does she bang on the sliding glass door instead of just coming inside? It wasn't locked and no one told her to stay outside. My guess is the attention that she believes banging on the door draws. I was taking care of the boys and their bath so the Hubs was handling her tantrum. He directed her into the house because he wasn't comfortable with the door banging and was concerned she would hurt herself.
It all played out with in 20 minutes which is greatly improved from the hours this used to take.
She had asked for grilled cheese at lunch but I was making a quick lunch and told her to choose something else. At dinner I had more time and fixed grilled cheese. She would not eat her dinner. Question mark?
She is back to pulling out some major retro stuff in the RAD department. I'll be honest it makes me wonder how much has she healed and how much is a con artist at work that I fall for hook line and sinker? It's baffling and disconcerting.
But ... my Mr. has had some real up building comments for his Mama lately. Today he said that his behavior guy was his buddy and then he said that Daddy was his best buddy and then he said, "but you are my best comfort Mommy." I haven't found a way to bottle it yet but when I do I'll pass it on!