Wednesday, March 2, 2011

conquering anger

Today I won a major battle!

We had a complete meltdown at playschool triggered by tiredness and hunger (coz he refused to eat since he was tired of course).  At the same time little missy started crying and I knew it was not gonna be a five minute thing since the meltdown continued to become worse when he heard his sister knowing too well she will be conforted first.

Greg's latest fashion is to refuse to walk and I felt like dragging him all the way to the car.  However I managed to keep calm and kinda carried him and baby to the car. I didn't speak to him at all.  I put him in his carseat.  Sorted her out to and left with 2 crying kids ( and so as not to hear them I put the radio full on haha).  Home ain't far so while everyone was still crying and tantruming, I took everyone home settled myself and gave them an breast each and here we had total bliss!

Greg is sleeping now and Maya is nearly so and therefore I congratulate myself with some relax time :)  I feel extra happy at how I handled a situ where normally I freak out and get all heated up.

2 comments:

Heidi said...

good for you!! :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh I wish I would have read this about 1 hour ago. Deep breaths here. You did the right thing!

Steph

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

conquering anger

Today I won a major battle!

We had a complete meltdown at playschool triggered by tiredness and hunger (coz he refused to eat since he was tired of course).  At the same time little missy started crying and I knew it was not gonna be a five minute thing since the meltdown continued to become worse when he heard his sister knowing too well she will be conforted first.

Greg's latest fashion is to refuse to walk and I felt like dragging him all the way to the car.  However I managed to keep calm and kinda carried him and baby to the car. I didn't speak to him at all.  I put him in his carseat.  Sorted her out to and left with 2 crying kids ( and so as not to hear them I put the radio full on haha).  Home ain't far so while everyone was still crying and tantruming, I took everyone home settled myself and gave them an breast each and here we had total bliss!

Greg is sleeping now and Maya is nearly so and therefore I congratulate myself with some relax time :)  I feel extra happy at how I handled a situ where normally I freak out and get all heated up.

2 comments:

Heidi said...

good for you!! :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh I wish I would have read this about 1 hour ago. Deep breaths here. You did the right thing!

Steph