I'm kinda just sitting here thinking about what I want to say about yesterday. It was a rough one. And not because anything REALLY serious happened, it was just regular old life... but it felt really hard.
We spent the afternoon at Josh's Uncle's house. The guys had to do something guy-ish in the garage that took 5 men and a lot of muscle. So, I hung back and chilled with Wyatt. I tried to entertain him the best I could in someone else's home. I'm sure you all know how that is. We went outside and played with the dogs, we watched cartoons, we had snacks, whatever. Everything and anything I could think of. But Wyatt was just not into it. And that's how it's been a lot lately.
When I say, "Not into it" what I'm really trying to say is that I think my kid is more stubborn than most. I've seen stubborn kids, I've seen kids freak out, but I've never in my life seen a kid freak out as much and as often as mine. I'm starting to wonder is this normal? How do I handle it?
Last night at dinner, we all piled into our cars and drove down to a local Mexican restaurant. When Josh tried to put Wyatt in the high chair (we have to because if he's in a booth he literally will just run away) he straight up threw the biggest tantrum ever. I mean, EVVVVEEEERRRRRR. Like, we had to go outside and walk around the parking lot, and then we sat in the car, and THEN the cops came because they thought our kid was dying. This all lasted about 20 minutes. Finally, we just freaking gave in. We let him sit in my lap for the dinner and he got his way.
I literally feel at my wits end with this tantrum stuff. The terrible twos are REAL and I don't have any idea on how to handle them. Lately our answer for tantrums is just removing Wyatt from the situation and waiting it out, letting him scream but in a time out sort of scenario. And sometimes we give in if it's been a long time. Anyone sitting in a car with a screaming (and I mean SCREAMING) two year old can only handle so much. I know we shouldn't, but good golly...
Please, internet universe, please tell me that this is just a phase. Tell me that these screaming fits will stop.