My wife posted a link to an article on Facebook the other day called “46 Reasons Why My 3-Year-Old Might Be Freaking Out“, and this was just after our 3-year-old daughter Boo had an epic 20-minute meltdown. Once she was done we confirmed the cause of the meltdown was a result of the fact that she wanted the zipper on her fleece sweater zipped up… Who knew?!?
Sidebar: Forget the terrible two’s, new parents. It’s the Terrible three’s which will kill you!!! Am I right?
I loved the article so much I wanted to re-post it, but I also wanted to yank out a few of the 46 reasons which applied to any of our 3 children.
So please, visit the original article, but only after you read this on either Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Tumblr or here on The Urban Daddy’s blog, Then your next mission is to see which meltdown’s we have I/ had in common. Then let me know in the comment section so we can all laugh together.
I’ve broken it down by boys (ages 8 & 6 right now) and girl (just turned 3).
Meltdown’s in Common:
His sock is on wrong.
His lip tastes salty.
His shirt has a tag on it.
They are hungry, but can’t remember the word “hungry.”
His brother looked at him.
His brother didn’t look at him.
We don’t understand what he/she said.
He/she doesn’t want to get out of the car.
He/she wants to get out of the car by himself.
The iPad has a password.
He jumped off the sofa and we weren’t watching.
He’s not allowed to touch fire.
Everything is wrong with his coat.
There’s a dog (or raccoon or monster or dragon) within a 70km radius.
I asked him/her a question.
His brother/sister/mother/father is talking.
The cat is in his/her way.
The inside of his cheek feels rough.
Things take too long to cook.
He has too much food in his mouth.
He doesn’t know how to type.
His/her mom is taking a shower.
Someone knocked over his tower.
The food won’t stay on his spoon.
… and so much more…
How does this relate to your kids?
- Momfessional #47: Freaking out (themomfessional.com)