Saturday, June 6, 2009

Alexander the Tyrant

Alex is most definitely in the middle of his"terrible twos" phase. Overall he's a pretty charming and fun-loving little man, but usually at least once a day he morphs into a tantrum-throwing maniac. It's usually something small and insignificant that sets him off (Josh taking his toy, his parents taking his food away too soon or not being allowed to do something "by self"). When he gets into full tantrum mode he whines non-stop, stomps around and repeats the same sentence over and over and over again until we forcefully make him stop.

Tonight's lovely episode (sparked by the act of me taking away his last two asparagus because he was playing and not eating) featured a hilarious fit of rage. After standing at the sink for 5 minutes screaming about wanting his food back, Alex became even more enraged and stormed over to the wine rack in the kitchen. For a moment, I thought he was going to pull a wine bottle from the rack and have it crash to the floor. But no, Mr. Muscle tried to show us who's boss by grabbing a single wooden toothpick from the small toothpick holder on the wine rack. He then chucked it at the ground with a grunt and stared at us with an angry gaze. That's Alex for ya. Expressing his fury by throwing the lightest object in the house. I immediately cracked up and was laughing for a good solid minute (Lori found it amusing as well). After a while we talked him out of his tantrum and he want back to being a very nice young boy.

1 comment:

Mommy, Esq. said...

I totally laughed at the imagine. Maybe I should be afraid about coming to visit in a week - I don't know if I'm ready for Ned and Penny to start with tantrums. Although our Wild Thing has his own form of tantrums already. I assume it is completely acceptable to ignore them when tantruming?