Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Major Meltdown

Munchkin girl had a complete and total meltdown this morning. To her credit, her day didn't start off so well. (I won't gross you out with the details, but it involved a really, really, really bad diaper.) Then she saw the box of Sponge Bob Cheez-Its on the table and couldn't get them out of her head. She cried about them all the way to daycare.

I left to head for work with a rather large wet spot on my chest where the munchkin had clutched me and cried. This was after I cleaned the snot bubbles from her nose. (Who says my blog isn't exciting!?)

When I got there to pick her up, I asked about her day. Sherrie said that she had been pretty good but fell prey to a typical toddler problem. She was a follower. She and Morgan pulled a bunch of dirt out of one of Sherrie's plants. They didn't even pull out the vacuum until after we left because they know how scared of the vacuum the munchkin girl is. That would have been punishment enough. I asked her if she'd been naughty today and she told me she had. I asked her to tell Sherrie that she was sorry and she started crying.

She never does say she's sorry, but I know she is. Can anyone tell me how we can make that happen? Preferably today...


Four Dorks said...

As the mom of an almost 4 year old autistic daughter, with another one year old prone to chronic crying jags, I can't pretend to know anything about parenting. And can I just take this moment to say that most parenting books are full of it. I bet you feel so fortunate that Chloe is developing typically! Have a great day!

mrswade said...

You know that saying about God not giving you more than you can handle? I bet you wish he didn't trust you so much!