~ A continuation of last night's post~
Anna has been having HUGE meltdowns. Not temper tantrums. Meltdowns where she just cries and cries. Here's an example from Sunday night. Anna wanted a chocolate chip cookie. That conversation and decision was drama free. Until I placed a big cookie on a napkin in front of her. The crying started and I managed to get from her that the cookie was too big. I asked her if she wanted me to break it in half. Does she just want half? Yes, she does. I break the cookie in half and start to walk away with the other half to put it back in the container.
Screaming. Crying. Screaming. I had to take her in the other room. Remove her from the scene, so to speak. Distract her. Cuddle. Talk.
This happens quite often. Daily. The first few times, I was extremely worried about a shunt malfunction, which would cause a horrific headache, which would cause "fussiness." We now know that it is not her shunt. Just three year old stuff.
Handling an Anna moment is not that big of a deal on it's own but imagine Anna having a meltdown at the same time Allie is melting down about needing another pair of underwear.
Em likes to follow me around the house while making the following statements:
"Sit with me and watch Dora."
"Help me with this puzzle."
And yes, it is cute and I love cuddling with her but I can't do it all day long. She is just so attached to me. She wanders into our bedroom almost every night and half the time, she insists upon sleeping on top of me or right next to me.
Imagine trying to convince Allie to get dressed while calming down Anna while Em keeps saying, "Mommy, carry me." Three three years. Yes, my hands are full.
I want to reiterate that these posts aren't meant to complain just discuss our real life issues. I know how lucky I am.
Don't sweat the small stuff.