This is the only word we have to describe Kynnedy this week:
1. We are coining the new phrase "Tantrum Two's".
It looks a little like this...
Kynnedy: screams "I DO IT!"
Mommy/Daddy: 0.2 seconds to respond. Too late!
Kynnedy: instantly crying at the top of her lungs, body thrown to the floor, kicking
Mommy/Daddy: praying for understanding, telling themselves she's only two, through gritted teeth say "Kynnedy, those are not nice words. Go to time out until you're done crying and ready to use words."
Kynnedy: "NOOOOO" crying continues 1.5 minutes into time out.
2 minute timer is beeping
Mommy/Daddy: "Kynnedy what do you tell Mommy/Daddy?"
Kynnedy: "Sorry Mommy/Daddy for not nice words." + hugging
2. When a tantrum is brought on while being strapped into a car seat or stroller and there is no where for Kynnedy to throw her body:
Kynnedy: impulsively swats at Mommy or Daddy's nearest body part
Repeat all steps mentioned previously.
3. "Nuh-Night Time Passies" (pacifiers) have been removed from the house.
Kynnedy was sweet talked into giving them to baby cousin Cooper. As a result, Kynnedy sweetly consoles herself with the following pep talk before falling asleep:
Kynnedy: "Give passy Cooper. Cooper a baby. Cooper will cry. I not baby. I not cry. Passy all gone."
However, she then cries for anywhere between 30 seconds to 5 minutes while trying to soothe herself to sleep with only her pig and blankets.
Welcome to toddler-hood Mommy and Daddy.