Friday, May 2, 2008

Terrible 3s

Whoever coined the phrase 'terrible twos' must have gone on vacation for the third yr of their child's life. My daughter, who is almost 3 1/2 (I am desperately hoping it just stops at 4yrs) has always been dramatic- but now she is like a Pre-teen. For example: today we went to the grocery store for a few things and bought some American cheese at the deli (my daughter-I think-is part mouse) After the man took our order she watches him anxiously waiting for her free slice of cheese.......He doesn't offer he a piece. As we walk away she has the BIGGEST most embarrassing fit ever, screaming and not willing to listen to me, every time I try and talk to her she screams louder.

How do you explain to a 3yr old that the deli clerk doesn't have to give her cheese?

4 comments:

Keri said...

I always try to head off tantrums like that... not always successful for sure. Ava is a regular girl too... getting coffee at a drive in window means a mini donut or there is hell to pay!

Keri said...

oh, and wait till there are two acting on each other's tantrums! double screaming and quicker exits from stores... should've seen me at p.chopper last week... not sure when i can go back ;<

April said...

I have to admit, I probably would have thrown a tantrum myself if he didn't offer me a slice of cheese! LOL

Heather said...

i feel your pain... however i have been told 4 is even worse. let's keep our fingers crossed that it is not!