I had the day planned out to get Spring Cleaning done today. Got the babysitter to come and watch the kids while I did so. Missy is just not cooperating. At least I was able to avert an all out rage. She threw stuff all over the living room and she will clean it up when she comes down, but I talked her into taking a nap. She seemed tired and her allergies have been a problem all morning. I had told her earlier that she may need a nap and got her to agree, but then when the fit started, of course that went out the window. But, when all was said and done (through me being very calm) I talked her into going upstairs and laying down. We had planned to take her out tonight, because she had got all As on her report card. I told her that if she still wanted to go, she needed to take a nap, else we'd stay home tonight. I'm proud of myself. Generally, my knee-jerk reaction is to get angry that she's doing this, yet again. I can't help it when she's destroying my house. I've stayed calm the last couple of times. These are coming too much with less time in between now. The bad thing is that poor little Mighty Mouse saw her throwing everything all over the living room and started getting upset. I told my babysitter to keep him outside while I dealt with her. He gets really upset by this stuff.