Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I don't wanna. I can't do it. I'm too tired. (...Cue the tears.)
That has been our house for the last few days. Pure and utter whining. I'm about to invest in a good pair of earplugs. Maybe just a pillow to hold over my head. I could just sit really quietly and hope no one notices me.
My usual happy, easy-going, preschooler has become a pool of meltdowns. Some of it I attribute to being sick, some from not sleeping well for a few days. But, I feel like I have a whole new child in my midst. A high-pitched, squeaky, defiant child.
I'm doing my best to handle this new predicament. My four-year-old doesn't appreciate being told that I don't understand whining, but he quickly changes his tune for a moment. And he is totally opposed to sitting on time-out while he calms down and attempts to compose himself. But honestly, I don't know what else to do.
How do you handle those whining moments that seem to never end?