Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Toddlers - part deux

It still amazes me how my son can go from being extraordinarily, blissfully happy to insanely out-of-control meltdown in a matter of nano-seconds. It also amazes me how funny I find this transformation. Yeah, most of the time it gets on my nerves and I have to take a deep breath and think back to a moment in time (just seconds ago) when he was a happy kid -all smiles and giggles- to regain my equilibrium. Sometimes, though, I have to laugh because it's just so absurd. This kid can ACT. I don't know if he's channeling the spirit of Marlon Brando or what, but he can turn on the hysterics at will. From listening to other parents talk I know my child is not the only one with this seemingly-magical ability, but I'm still in awe. The really fun part is getting him to turn off the hysterics. Usually a teddy graham or two will do the trick. No, I am not averse to bribing my child with food. I have tried teddy grahams, pretzels, cheezits, cantaloupe, nilla wafers, fig newtons, and if none of those work I am not against giving my child scissors to play with! You know, the big ones with the pretty red handles to disguise the blood stains! muhahahaha!


Blogger The Cybrarian said...

Bwaha ha, you just wait until about 3 1/2 when the food doesn't work any more!

12:30 PM  

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