The other night we gave Ayden a bath, brushed her teeth and her hair, dressed her in pj’s, read her a bedtime story and kissed her goodnight. We then proceeded to lay down and watch Netflix, because that’s how we like to party. About 15 minutes later, she called us in because she was thirsty; this is pretty standard. Then about 15 minutes later she got out of bed to go potty; also pretty standard. Then, silence. She was asleep, (or so we thought). Suddenly we heard crying–hysterical, tantrum-esque crying.
What could possibly set off such despair and frustration to this magnitude, you ask? She had taken her braid out, and was beside herself. Never mind that Mike re-braided her hair for her, (yes, he braids–swoon). She was already in full-blow melt-down mode, and had to be soothed and hugged back to calmness and ultimately sleep.
This got me thinking about all of the seemingly minor and ridiculous reasons that babies, toddlers and kids lose their sh*t. I thought of all the times I have had to hold back laughter in the face of an absurd tantrum. So I took to our Facebook Mama Forum, because I knew someone would be able to relate. I was met with such overwhelmingly hilarious examples of fantastic tantrums, that it inspired this blog post.
Reasons why my toddler / kid / baby had a tantrum:
Because she finished her applesauce. ~Courtney E.
Because it was windy. ~Bequi B.
Because she asked me to cut her sandwich — and then I cut her sandwich. ~Krista B.
Because I took him out of his carseat when we got home. ~Amanda H.
Because I wouldn’t let her play in the thorny bushes. ~Grace F.
Because she couldn’t go down the drain with the bath water. ~Mary J.
Because his dad dipped a chicken nugget in his BBQ sauce. ~Mary J.
Because I wouldn’t let her eat a Lego. ~Brenda T.
Because I took away the iPad. ~Samantha P.
Because she took her shoe off. ~Elyse H.
Because I asked her if she wanted a graham cracker, (her favorite). ~Heather C.
He wanted water instead of milk. ~Annika L.
He wanted the dog to sit. ~Annika L.
He wanted the light on, then off. ~Annika L.
Because he threw his cars on the floor. ~Annika L.
Because I wouldn’t let him play with the vacuum. ~Sofia L.
Because his sister (who is 1) wouldn’t “rescue” him from the couch when he asked her to. ~Elizabeth J.
She wanted the scissors. ~Jonna W.
Because she wanted to eat a rock, and I wouldn’t let her. ~Lindsay G.
Because her Minnie was facing the wrong way in bed. ~Katie M.
Because I got off the couch to pee. ~Tara S.
Because she doesn’t have ‘ice powers’. like Elsa. ~Maggie R.
Because I said I was going to take a shower. ~Cynthia M.
Because she wanted to take the trash out of the trash can. ~Jonna W.
Because I clapped too soon thinking her solo singing performance in the living room was finished… ~Somer S.
Because I wouldn’t let her wear her pjs to school. ~Katrina L.
Because my parents house wasn’t ‘shiny’. ~Elizabeth D.
Because the movie ended. ~Amber N.
Because I was doing laundry. ~Stacy D.
She flipped out because I said her brother was getting in the bath after she said she wanted to take a bath with him… ~Sarah C.
Because she didn’t like the color of her socks. ~Ashley M.
Because I sneezed. ~Amy S.
I put a short sleeved shirt on him in 85 degree weather.
I know, I’m terrible… ~Amanda R.
Because her older sister tried to share a banana with her. ~Heidi S.
Because I wouldn’t let him bite me. ~Isabella P.
Because her sleeping beauty dress was too long to walk in without tripping, so I tucked it into her shorts band. ~Ashley D.
Because I was changing her one year old sisters diaper, and I wouldn’t show her the poop. ~ Molly L.
Because she dropped her stuffed animal on the ground. ~Jonna W.
Because his push-pop broke. ~Kelly G.
Did any of these resonate with you? What are some of the best reasons that your kids have thrown tantrums? Comment below, and add to the growing list. A special thanks, to my Facebook mamas!