Monday, January 16, 2012

Temper Tantrums Terror

When it rains it pours. Stella was sick all last week. Apparently she had another mysterious virus that did nothing but cause her to have a high fever all week. Keeping her home allowed her to be better by yesterday, but another damage had been done.

I don't know how many of you have your child in a day care, school, etc., but I have noticed the longer she stays home with mommy and daddy, the more unruly she gets.

A few weeks ago, unruly simply meant that she took longer to follow directions, turned her selective on a little more often, gave me a little more sass than normal. Whether it be for vacation or illness, the time spent at home seemed to make Stella slightly off.

Stella being off now is a whole other story. Somehow the "terrible twos" has crept up on us like a tornado. The last two days has been spent with screaming, shouting, kicking, and hitting. I am well aware that Stella still doesn't feel completely back to normal but I want to know where my little angel went.

As if being home with a sick child wasn't hard enough, the hubby and I both now have the flu. Our patience is a little thin and these temper tantrums have really put us to the test.

Aside from putting Stella in a "time out" spot, I can't figure out what else to do. This morning she woke up throwing a nice little fit that lasted 45 min. I read that when I child is sick, teaching them behavior best be put on hold, but I just can't take it. It is ridiculous. And apparently normal.

What are the tricks? Am I doing the right thing my making her sit until she calms down? Is this simply from being away from her normal routine or is this the start of a long few months?

I need help and fast. I about to go bald from pulling my hair out.

Where, oh where, has my little angel gone?


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2 comments:

  1. First off- Poor stella - I hope she is feeling better. Nothing worse than a sick baby!
    Toddlers love routine. So I think you are right in thinking since her routine is off, she is freaking out so to speak! When Julianna's routine gets messed up, that is her queue to be a beast LOL. Same here. The last few weeks have been different. It seems everything prompts a tantrum and she goes from being happy to sad at the drop of a hat. I guess this is normal from everyone else I talk to. I hope it passes soon LOL. SOON!
    Good luck & hang in there! :)

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  2. I hope the tantrums and her sickness get better. And quick! She looks like such an angel though!

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