It’s Toddler Tantrum Season: Twelve Things I’d Rather Be Doing
Two and a half years have passed since the birth of my little girl, Alana. They’ve been magical, to say the least; days filled with laughter, curiosity and new-to-the-world excitement.
But the honeymoon is over.
It’s Toddler Tantrum season around these parts. Most of our days are sunny and bright, but every now and then the dark clouds roll in; marking the arrival of yet another kicking-screaming-flinging-herself-to-the-ground-and-crying fest.
During moments like these, I want to crawl under a rock and hide.
But I can’t because I’m an adult. I’m supposed to be calm and in control. I’m supposed to weather the storm until it passes. I’m supposed to be patient, understanding and loving. And I am, really.
On the outside.
But inside? I’m ducking for cover and thinking of a million things I’d rather be doing than weathering yet another toddler tantrum. Like…
2. Getting a bikini wax.
3. Walking on hot coals.
5. Reading my brother’s TMI-filled Facebook status updates.
7. Poking myself in the eye with a hot branding iron.
9. Eating liver.
11. Braiding some sleazy guy’s back hair.
12. Sitting on a dirty public toilet seat. Without the protective toilet seat cover.
You get the picture.
It’s Toddler Tantrum season and I need a good laugh. Tell me, what would you rather be doing?