Wordless Wednesday-The Tantrum Throwing Toddler

SO! ...My kid is such an overachiever he has hit the Terrible Twos head-on at only 16 months old!


In order to not go off on a crazy tangent, I am going to write this post Wordless Wednesday style- through photos. 

Lately, Oliver has gone from my happy sweet wonderful man-child, to this whiny, fussy temper tantrum throwing man-child.  At first I thought it was due to his molars breaking through. But now, three weeks later... NOT SO MUCH! He is pushing the limits and throwing a fit when I call him out, or God forbid, say NO! 

So here goes, my wordless rant...

A few weeks ago, life was sooooo goooood~

And then....
 HELL BROKE LOOSE!...
It all started when he realized that getting down on the ground made throwing a fit much easier for him and life harder for me...

He starts the fit by sitting down and fussing at me. He makes this strange throaty EHEHHEHEHEHE sound, then when I bend over to pick his whiny crazy ass up, he lays down on the floor and somehow miraculously gains an extra 44 pounds, making picking him up a back breaking chore. Here see exhibit A...


EXHIBIT A: 
Ollie:  Mommy... YOU SUCK!

Then when I cannot take it anymore, 
I go to pick him up he lays down and begins whining even louder....
Ollie: I don't want to go to the store!
Me: We can go get an ice cream...
 Then tries to crawl away like the world is the worst place...
Ollie: Fine... I will go get my shoes... very slowly...
Or when I catch him in the act of naughtiness and make him stop doing whatever it is that he is doing... God help us all!  See Exhibit B...

Exhibit B: 
Me:  OLLIE! Get out of there...


BOOM!  Right down on the floor he goes....

Ollie:  WHY ARE YOU SO MEAN???!!!!
EHEHEHEHEHEHEHE
It does not matter where we are, inside or outside, he still lays down on the ground... See Exhibit C


EXHIBIT C:
ME:  Ollie, come on buddy...
 It's time to go inside for dinner...
He is so cheeky, he actually lays down flat really really slowly...
 so no surface is too hard or hot for his fit...
Ollie:  No thanks.  Here is good for me.
Bedtime... HA! Not if awesomeness is still left to do! See Exhibit D...

Exhibit D:  
Me:  Come on dude... it's bedtime!
Ollie: Yeah... ummmmm.... How about we do bedtime...
the day after never!
I try not to react too much, or put up with it.  You know... pick my battles wisely and all... 
BUT!!!!
OH MAH GAWD YOU ALL!!!! See Exhibit F

Exhibit F:  
Me:  COME ON DUDE!  Mommy is losing it!!!
Ollie:  Oh Mommy... This is only the beginning...







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19 comments:

Kristy J said...

I'm sorry you're going through that. I have absolutely no advice or tips. All I will say is hang in there, you're an awesome mommma!

Shay Grant said...

Bahahahaha. Ollie, you legend (read: little monster)...
Spud does the same thing so I am ridiculously relieved to see he's not the only one prematurely hitting his tanty-throwing stride. He's a little fussier about where he lays down though; if he's in the mood to bang his head he'll move to a soft spot like the couch or carpet before starting. If he's in a squealy mood he'll go floppy then ninja kick in every direction when you try to pick him up. Monsters I tell you, monsters.
Still, at least you've got photographic evidence for his 21st...

Jessika Kazaros said...

That's freakin' awesome! hahahaha! Fabulous. I believe I'm going to start working on my photo journal of the same- especially with bruises, I need evidence! I'm sorry that I'm laughing on your behalf when I go through the same crap, just seems so much better when it's someone else :)

April FirstTimeMom said...

And all I have to say to you is Stay tuned... I am sure you will learn plenty before Avery shows you the way to insanity...

April FirstTimeMom said...

Too funny! Ollie finds soft ground for his head banding too! The little "monsters" know exactly what they are doing.. Oh Shay... we are in for it!!

April FirstTimeMom said...

OH, yes, the photo journal is a great way to blackmail them from the nursing home in 60 years... I admit, I have laughed at your blog many a time. karma.... xx

Suburban Momma said...

Oh man, I remember those days!! I HATED the laying down thing. It's like they somehow add 10lbs to themselves, because it's soo much harder to pick them up. Hope this stage passes quickly for you!

Alissa said...

I feel like you wrote this post about James.... Except I'll add that when he throws himself to the ground he also insert this pterodactyl like noise that makes my eardrums split... And then we play the game of "Do want this? How about that? WHAT DO YOU FREAKING WANT????" And then we ignore him for a while until he stops. I am going insane.

Anonymous said...

Once again, we are living identical lives even though my Lil B only entered the terrible twos a month ago at 18 mos (Thank God!). She does the EXACT same things. If she's about to pitch a fit on the carpet, she'll throw herself down in dramatic fashion. However, if she's on the kitchen floor she, too, will lay down with care so as not to bang her head before she starts rolling around screaming. Priceless!!

I hear it only lasts until they're somewhere between three and four. Awesome!!! :)

Nicole Hughes said...

Ahh... the preview to the terrible twos! It gets worse! And while most parents are expecting the terrible twos, no one seems to mention the terrifying threes! Consider yourself warned!

lauren said...

This makes me feel so much better! Jude just turned one and now everytime I say no he cries like I dropped him on his head! People look at me like I must be beating him or something for him to have such an extreme reaction. Worst part is that it almost makes me want to laugh because of his extreme reaction. Love the blog as always!!

Chrystal McCoy said...

Sounds like you got one that's going to test the boundaries for a while. Great pictures!

Holly McDonald said...

Oh lots of fun. Hang in there!

Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

Holly at Not Done Growing

Jennifer Dante said...

Loved the post. I have a seven year old son, its only the beginning. Best of luck!

Ryn Shell said...

Beautiful child

Heather said...

My oldest didn't start doing the tantrum thing until about 2.5 and at that point besides just crying, he could also yell...that was lovely.

Kenneth Taylor said...

I got a good laugh reading this one. It brings back memories of the two my wife and I had. There is a consolation in the things he’s doing now. You have to enjoy it. As he grows things will get . . . better? Probably not! I’ve been writing funny blogs about the things kids do. If you don't mind please share other funny experiences you've had with Oliver. Drop me a line. I might be able to use it in one of my blogs. They're called The Continuing Adventures of GiGi and The Crab. Kennethjamestaylor.com

Lisa said...

Oh goodness, Chloe at the same age as Ollie is doing the exact same thing, in fact she practices first... According to my parents she spent half the day the other day by herself practicing throwing things around and stamping her feet, it's actually pretty funny to watch, but omg not looking forward to when she busts it out!

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