January 12, 2011
Something is up with Andrew. He's four years old (will be five next month -- Feb. 24th!) and has always been a pretty mellow kid. He's sensitive, tenderhearted, imaginative, and amazing. I love him to pieces. I'm flabbergasted at the moment, however, because my little man is just not himself lately. He flips out at the slightest change in schedule and being told "no" is a traumatic experience for all of us. There is much weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then, of course, there's the added bonus that Hannah gets upset because her brother is upset, so then its not just one kid having a meltdown...its TWO. As you can guess, this is just lovely for everyone within a two mile radius. Sigh...
Help! What can I do to get my happy little guy back? I feel so sad when he's in such turmoil...I want to make it all better, but obviously can't (and won't) give in to every demand just to keep him happy...I just wish there were a way I could help him deal with his frustration in a more productive way.
So anyway, I know there are at least two moms out there reading this, so if anyone can enlighten me, please do so! Please, please leave a comment and let me know that: a) this is (or is not) normal for a four year old, and b) I am not alone. Unless I am alone, in which case option (b) would not be applicable.
Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?
Ramblings by Anna at 4:06 PM