My ears are ringing from my son screaming because he didn’t want to be done with breakfast. I lost track of how many times I have repeated myself. I have been awake for an hour and a half and still haven’t had time to eat my breakfast yet. I have a monster headache from not sleeping well last night.
And I am not going to let any of this ruin my day!!!
I consciously made this decision. I am consciously sticking with this decision. Even though Choo-choo didn’t want to wash his hands and screamed when I tried to wash his “milkstache” off, I still picked him up so he could see himself in the mirror. We made silly faces and laughed. I carried him back into the living room as if he were an airplane flying through the sky.
He is now playing happily instead of shouting and whining about not wanting to be done with his meal, one during which he ate more than I normally do. Does he still want to sit at the breakfast table and not eat? Perhaps. But you wouldn’t know it based on his behavior.
You also wouldn’t know we’d had a disagreement at all based on how either of us are acting. No crying. No whining. No anger. Just moving forward with our day. I’m off to go eat my cereal now.
How is your day?