Friday, July 24, 2009
I take that back...
So I had to laugh at my last post - all those sweet things I said about Madeline. Today I'm not feeling so generous with my compliments. Madeline is generally VERY good in public. She hardly ever makes a peep, but today was a whole new story. Nothing spectacular happened, just the behavior of an 18 month-2 year old.
I had to drop off our car to be worked on and walked over to the mall to wait for it. Madeline was ok at the beginning, but after an hour or so, she began to throw a fit. She wanted to be held, then wanted to get down, then wanted to run away. I had to wrestle her into her stroller. She has perfected this shrill scream - the type that makes her start to gag. She kept this up and people began to stare (believe me - I don't judge moms anymore). My plan was to just ignore her in her stroller, especially since I couldn't even reason with her - it was like she was possessed. I'm sure people thought I was a horrible mom. I felt completely out of control and really embarrassed. She hadn't done this before. We went to pick up our car. I forced her into the carseat - all the while she's screaming. We went home, she refused to eat lunch, (still screaming) so I put her in bed. She's been asleep for 2 1/2 hours and my sanity is slowly returning.
Is this what the terrible twos are? and how long does it last?