I want it now!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by timer lady, May 5, 2007.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Arghhhhh! It's been quite the challenging morning with ktbug. Finally showered 20 minutes ago after a huge explosion from my little wonder over playing a game.

    I am willing to play a game with her....really I am. I just asked that she wait 20 minutes so I could shower & throw in a load of laundry. If she helped gather the laundry we could play sooner.

    Major 3 year old tantrum ensues.....

    ktbug is now playing dolls in her room - the game forgotten while my migraine headache gets bigger & bigger.

    Thanks for letting me whine. To put it mildly, the bug has been a bit of a handful this week. :surprise:
     
  2. DazedandConfused

    DazedandConfused Active Member

    Ugh! Hugs to you! I can relate to the migrane.

    Son struggles with the "I want it now" thingy big time. He will trantrum a lot of the time when he doesn't get it NOW.

    He also likes to do everything fast (of course, except taking a shower when I ask).

    He crams his food in his mouth just like a toddler. Gets his face a mess. After nagging and nagging him, I asked him why does he's in such a hurry when he eats.

    "Because it's faster" he tells me.

    Oy!
     
  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Linda,
    I hope the migraine is back under control by now. I know that I want it NOW oh so well. Not a bit fun. Hugs.
     
  4. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Thanks ladies - yesterday was the day from hell! Toward the end of the day I sat kt down once again & let her know that this level of disrespect & anger will not be tolerated.

    Tomorrow, as nothing else was working, as a consequence she would lose her favorite computer game for the day. She could earn it back. Meltdown ensues - after an hour or so kt settled. I could see her little mind working (smoke was coming out of her ears) & she came to me. So Mom, this is like losing privileges - like when I was at Residential Treatment Center (RTC), right? Yup, honey, that's it.

    Okay, I can do that - as long as I get a chance to earn it back.

    Spent the rest of the evening trying to learn a new piece of music for piano lessons - mostly ended up banging my head against this brick wall I have in the basement just for this purpose. :hammer:

    Today is a new day! :warrior: :flower: :smile:
     
  5. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    Her mind was working. She understood the consequence and wants a chance to earn her privileges back. That's a step in the right direction.

    Trying to learn something new when you're already frustrated is a lot of times just like banging your head against the wall. You should probably put some padding on that wall. Probably didn't help your headache any. :hammer:

    Hopefully, the piece comes easier next time.
     
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