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” 😂