seems harmless, doesn't he? ... don't be deceived.

I know what you're thinking... how could a mother have anything negative to say about this lil' guy?

And in all honesty, there are a lot of REALLY GREAT things about our little Brooks. He is happy most of the time... he has mastered "independent play"... he is a great eater... he makes people laugh... he is entertained by the slightest thing... he goes to bed so easily and sleeps all night... he has the best laugh... he only poops once a day... he's not a mama's boy, so I can leave him with sitters... he loves his big brothers...and the list goes on.

But my "little friend", as I endearingly refer to him, has a side of him that can be pure evil! He throws the worst temper tantrums of all my kids and it is getting exhausting. In his defense, the temper tantrums are becoming fewer and farther between... but they have NOT lessened in intensity.

His latest tactic is to take it out on me physically by pinching, scratching, hitting and pulling out my earrings. He has learned that doing this pushes my buttons and causes my innards to literally quake! In fact, fastening Brooks into a car seat requires more patience and strength then I am often capable of... To give you a visual, he more accurately resembles a CAT being strapped into a car seat, then a baby. Changing a diaper is a similar scene... only he inherits OCTOPUS qualities and manages to wrap his legs around my arms, arches his back and twists his body so it's close to impossible to get a diaper on or off. And holding him up to the sink to wash his hands and face turns into a wrestling match with a 30 lb KING SALMON!

The only positive thing about these tantrums is it enables me to get a work out by simply doing every day tasks. After all, I'm a "glass is half-full" sort of girl. (wink)


3 Responses to "seems harmless, doesn't he? ... don't be deceived."

Jenina said... May 27, 2010 at 2:56 PM

OK, you had me laughing out loud when I read about the car seat, diaper changes, and washing!! Blake does the same thing! And I've seriously worried about it causing me pre-term labor! And if it makes you feel any better, Blake's tantrums have gotten worse too. He immediately goes to Katelyn and takes it out on her by pulling her hair or hitting her. Or if I'm holding him, he doesn't think twice before grabbing my hair, or hitting me. Ahhh... what a fun stage.

Travis and Heather said... May 28, 2010 at 6:19 PM

The main reason this is SO funny is because it isn't my kid:)

Edie Mindell said... July 17, 2010 at 6:16 AM

Wow. He really looked harmless to me.:-) I think he's an angel.:-) But I guess, you know him more than I do in this picture.:-) He is very cute though.

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