Oh help! Tears and Tantrums
I thought my life was tough til I stopped and looked at things through my angel's eyes today. We had the roughest day that we have had in a long time. Nothing was going right for her today. Besides fighting the big bad teething monster at the moment Felicity has begun to delight everyone with her acting/drama skills.
The tantrums have to be the worst. When my little starshine wants something and mummy says no she screams loud enough to raise the roof, crosses her arms, gives filthy looks and even stomps her feet.
I was contemplating strategic plans to conquer this huge grey elephant in the room when all of a sudden I had a light bulb moment, I decided this fish wasn't biting and I just turned and walked away. Miss personality herself decided that this was decidedly unfair and followed me while continuing to protest loudly. We fought in this strangely one sided manner for about half an hour until I think she just gave up.
While life is excruciatingly tough some days as a single parent I wouldn't trade the priceless moments for all the money in the world. When the tantrum had subsided this tear stained little princess tugged on my pants and looked up at me and said 'mummy hug pease'. It took but a moment to realise what a huge experience this tantrum had been for her and that she needed reassurance that all was right with her world once again.
We wrapped our arms around each other and just held on tight.
It amazes me how our days can be filled with such dramatic highs and lows and I wonder will there ever be balance? I adore my little angel and I think have I encouraged these displays? Parenting has to be the most wonderful, amazing, magical, scary, lonely and guilty job in the world.
Anyone that is parenting a spirited child will understand..... until the next tantrum I am just going to hold on tight and love this little girl.
Kisses to my baby girl