Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Temper Tantrum

I get home from work around 5:45 PM, change my clothes, get LO's stuff together for her night and then begin Bath, Bottle, Bed at 6 PM and off to bed at 7 PM.   This is LO's version of GTL.  There is not much time for anything else so when I get home a little bit early, I like to read books with her or talk a bit.  Last night, I arrived home from work 30 minutes early so we talked and then read three books. 

We were finishing the last book and I picked her up to put her against my knees so we could sing and I could look at her and she started screaming.  Screaming with her face red, eyes squeezed shut and fists clenched at her side so I assumed that I had hurt or scared her.  I opened the book back up and was about to put her over my shoulder to comfort her and she saw the book was open and started smiling and was ready to start reading again.  I was amazed as I realized that I had just seen my first full tantrum.  She will protest when we put her in the car seat or to bed but never with a full red face and fists clenched.  I couldn't believe that she was that upset over a book and I was scared for what was in the future.  In honor of her first full blown tantrum, I have posted some of my favorite "mad" pictures.