Temper Tantrum

Yelling, stomping, slamming…yes, a grand old fashioned temper tantrum was thrown yesterday afternoon.

It had been a difficult day, a change in routine. It had been hot all day which makes anyone grumpy. Sleep had been difficult the previous night. I am sure that all of these are factors that led up to the tantrum. It still doesn’t excuse it.

Before you start thinking I’m being too hard on King Ben let me explain. It was ME that had the temper tantrum. Yep, the only thing I didn’t do was throw myself on the ground.

I think I scared Ben a little bit. He’s not used to seeing me lose my cool like that. But, as a dear friend pointed out, I am not perfect even though I try to be. I am only human and I can only handle so much.

My tantrum did get Ben’s mama to get off her behind and come play with him. He usually ignores her and follows me around all day. That’s a whole different issue.

I feel better today. It’s still hot and I’m still not sleeping well but maybe the tantrum yesterday released some of the pent up pressure.

Temper tantrums can occur at any age apparently. Maybe I’m just going through the “Terrible 49s” ๐Ÿ˜‚

26 thoughts on “Temper Tantrum

  1. We all have our breaking points. At least you got the attention of your daughter. What’s sad is my sister is the same way – has a kid, doesn’t pay him much attention and dumps him on my parents. It infuriates me really. It’s like “you chose to have a kid, quit your bitching.”

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  2. Completely understand. We all have those times. Thank you for sharing, in fact. Really needed to read this right now. I had one those moments myself just a little while ago. Snuck up on me in the middle of a pretty awesome day, which is rather irritating. ๐Ÿ˜ค Maybe it was being on too much a high this morning or ( more likely) choosing to attempt nail clipping with my girl on my own. Typically, that is a two person job-or one who does not have the joint difficulties I have. She was actually getting all right with it for a brief time, but, in the last couple of years, for reasons unknown, she is terrified again. ๐Ÿ˜” I knew I should’ve waited for hubby to come home, but, we ended up with a quiet window with all the siblings out of the house, so I thought I’d try so he wouldn’t have to deal with after a long workday. Big mistake. Sigh. After some intense struggle, we got it done, but I can’t say I was at my finest. My voice rose several decibels. Not too happy with that. ๐Ÿ™ Dear daughter and I sat down and chilled out with fudge brownies and Leave it to Beaver after, though. Much better now. But, now, onto the hardest part- trying to try to forgive myself…

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    1. Brownies make everything better๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s so hard to forgive ourselves. I’ve gotten better at it but then I’ve been parenting for over 28 years straight.๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ง (no wonder I’m so tired) My younger daughter told me once that I set a difficult standard to emulate. She said she struggles trying to be perfect because I always seemed to be. That was a shocker! Maybe it’s better to be more human for our kiddos. So have another brownie and remember that you do more good things than *bad* ones๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ˜˜

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      1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜˜Yes, brownies are a cure-all. โค Wow. Yes, you are entitled to some tired! And that is a very good point. I think being human does help on a lot of levels. I spend a lot of time feeling like I don’t measure up to some of my mom’s standards, especially housekeeping and quick-mindedness.

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        1. My mother wasn’t that great but she always made me feel like a disappointment. She used to tell me all the time she was disappointed in me. That took lots if therapy to get past. It’s probably why I *still* try so hard to be & do everything. Maybe I need a brownie๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜˜

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  3. Adult temper tantrums happen – they stink and I feel silly later, but they happen – at least they do for you and me ๐Ÿ™‚ I am glad you were able to get some help, a nap and a snack and are feeling better today ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. It had been building for a couple days. I always hesitate to post some of the “bad, ugly, dark”?? things that happen but I need to be honest. Sometimes its all really difficult!! We do the best we can & when it’s rough we’ve got our online friends for support. Thank you!!๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒน

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      1. I understand completely. It is hard and we all have our breaking points. And I think you tolerate a lot! Glad you go online for support, because I got your back! It’s A-Ok, understandable, will happen again and that’s fine. You’re doing a great job! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Awww my Dearest Dude ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒท. Please please be sure to be gentle with yourself ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—. You’ve been through so much ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™. Everybody’s got a breaking point and I wonder if you’re *so* strong that when you do the Human Thing and lose control, it’s such a deviation from your norm that it stands out extra-strong? ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ. I’m not sure if I’m communicating properly what I’m trying to say but hopefully it reaches you in the way I intend๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ. Basically, you’re a strong admirable soul and I love you to pieces! And you probably lose control way less often than anyone else, so when you do, it’s probably a rare and major event ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’ž. And because you’re human, it happens occasionally. Sending you warm happy hugs and thoughts of healing, recharge, and calm ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒŒ๐ŸŒ…๐Ÿ”โ›ฐโ˜€๏ธโ˜„โœจ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿพโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ž

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    1. Yep, I’m generally pretty mellow. It takes a lot for me to lose it & then everybody runs for cover. Generally I bounce back pretty quick but this time it’s dragging. Sigh…
      Thanks for those hugs! Sending right back! Isn’t great how when you GIVE a hug, you GET a hug(when done properly)?! Hugs are such wonderful things!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’–โ˜ฏ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ€

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      1. Totally! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ. Sending you many, many more ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’–โœจ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒน๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜


      2. I know that if you ever lose it, it was definitely needed–you *are* so lovely-mellow and calm that I knew it had to take a lot. Sending you lots of bounce-back spark! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜. The King might be the King, but he’d still better mind his grandma and respect his elders! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ. (Of course, I completely understand that that can be tough for him and I’m definitely not shaming, I promise ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—. I just wish I could make everything easier ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท


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