Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The Insatiable Cry

My boy woke up in a mood today. He's been crying nearly non-stop. We're talking primal scream, snot pouring, nothing-will-make-it-better cry. He runs around the house, grunting and sobbing with each footstep. Back and forth from the living room to the bedroom, up the stairs and down the stairs, sometimes pausing to fling himself backwards onto the floor. It's 9 am and my head is pounding.

Anyone want a boy? I'll wipe his nose for you before hand...

10 comments:

Christy said...

I can so relate! I'd offer to take him but they don't allow kids in my office. For rude! When my daughters would act like that, I would say that they were having a "diva day". Then I would laugh and it would make the suffering through the whining more entertaining. So there you go, your little man is having a diva day. This too shall pass!

Sideon said...

This proves the addage about "terrible twos".

Maybe if you read him stories from the Book of Mormon he might calm down? Heaven knows that tripe would quiet anybody. It could double as a coaster (or impromptu box of kleenex) - it has magical qualities, much like my mother's meatloaf, of being able to absorb all moisture.

**hugs**

MattMan said...

You didn't give a whole lot of detail here. Could it be that he's sick or has an owie somewhere? The young ones don't know how to express that and you have to pump them for info (then feel guilty afterward for being annoyed at their natural behavior in reaction to being in some kind of misery).

I just ask because launching into tantrum mode first thing in the morning seems abnormal, unless they get woken up prematurely or something, so I'd be more suspicious of some kind of ailment.

La said...

Nope. My best guess is that the sippy-cup of orange juice I gave him had a restricted flow because of the pulp. But upon the mom-test, it worked fine.

He's having a nap now, early for him, so he might be feeling yucky. Who knows.

Simeon's Peep Stone said...

La, Did he have his morning cup of coffee? Sometimes I get grumpy when I don't get to drink what I want. My youngest son has been acting like a bear lately too.

Rebecca said...

Yeah, mattman obviously doesn't know your kid, Super Tantrum Boy. My solution? When he cries (or screams primally, which you totally stole from me, by the way) cry or scream back, only louder. It's sort of hypnotic (to me, anyway), and you start getting really interested in the sound of your own voice. And if he doesn't stop, at least you're drowning him out. A dad I worked for bought some air traffic control-type earphones, which pretty much block all sound, so that's another idea. Yes, yes, I know - I would make a FANTASTIC mom. Which is why I'm being sterilized. Today.

Sister Mary Lisa said...

If you wanna know my parents' method that has been outlawed by DCFS, when I'd pitch a screaming and kicking fit, they'd look at each other and say, "Lisa looks hot. Doesn't her purple face make you think she's hot?" Then they'd calmly pick me up and set me in a freezing cold shower. Now, if you wonder why I'm like I am, blame them.

Arizona Expositor said...

Oh how I hate those days, there aren't any guns in the house?

Shiree said...

Just think happy thoughts of this Saturday night

Mom said...

Is he cutting any molars, that would make any kid irritable. As long as you checked out(temp, diaper,conjestion etc) all the possibilities and he just keeps crying. Not much you can do otherwise, terrible two's come on like gangbusters sometimes.