Friday, October 23, 2009


I used to think that Kara threw tantrums. But she just got upset and cried over things. Sometimes she kept it up for a really long time, and it was really hard to deal with, but nothing like Kiersten. She has started throwing tantrums almost daily over the past week and a half. These tantrums are for no real reason. any little thing might set her off. She screams, and kicks, and rolls around on the ground. And there is absolutely nothing I can do until she has gotten it out of her system. If I try to pick her up, touch her at all, or even say anything, she gets worse til I back off. So now I know what a real tantrum is like, and I can say that Kara never really threw a tantrum. Silly me for getting so upset about her little crying fits. If I'd only known... sorry, I haven't vacuumed yet today. But I definitely will after seeing these pictures!
These pictures are at the end of the tantrum. She was finally calming down. I didn't get the camera in time to capture the real action. She was on her stomach, punching and kicking the floor as hard as she could and just screaming so loud. It was actually my taking her picture that got her to calm down. Wish I'd gotten the camera out sooner!
Yesterday's tantrum occured because her halloween costume arrived and she is afraid of it. I won't tell what it is, I'll keep that for a surprise in case I can actually get her to wear it on Halloween. She did better with it later that night when Ben was home. We kind of ganged up on her to get her to try it on. I am hoping that a few more times seeing it and trying it on will help her get over the scaryness. I swear, it's not really a scary costume though. But I'm not 18 months, so what do I really know anyway?


VicandNanc said...

Sorry to hear about the tantrums! Surely you couldn't have forgotten Chloe's tantrums!!! That's probably the worst I've seen. I know it's not funny to you, but I have to say it's funny that she is afraid of her costume!

Ben and Becky said...

well, she's no Chloe, but it's still really frustrating.

Josh and Jackie said...

I was laughing so hard when you said she was afraid of her costume. That is so funny and reminds me of Cash, he gets afraid of anything little that moves. Once he even got scared when a feather fell to the floor and started moving around by his feet. It was so funny and so endearing.