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To ask what the tantrums are over in your home?

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FayeFruitLoop Mon 01-Dec-14 19:47:03

So far this week there is a theme...

His potato was too hot and ruining his cheese (melting it)

Then the next one was because I broke his potato (I cut it up)

Then today... He didn't like his banana anymore as a bit fell off it...

All have caused full blown kicking legs in the air tantrums blush

SuburbanReindeer Mon 01-Dec-14 19:48:19

I think you need a new husband grin

FelixTitling Mon 01-Dec-14 19:50:13

Because I woke her up (very gently). She's 11, but we still had the kicking and the screaming.

FelixTitling Mon 01-Dec-14 19:51:02

suburban grin

GoringBit Mon 01-Dec-14 19:51:37

SuburbanReindeer gringringrin

TheGrinchWearsStripes Mon 01-Dec-14 19:54:16

Suburban grin

God knows what the tantrums are about. Existentialist angst as far as I can tell.

He is 2.

wintersdawn Mon 01-Dec-14 19:55:49

At the moment it's "life is so unfair", which at 3.5 years old applies to just about every third thing that occurs in the day, from the wind blowing to where the dog is sat in the room.

CareBearWithFangs Mon 01-Dec-14 19:58:38

Well today she had a tantrum because she wanted her shadow to go on top of mine and then was furious when her shadow kept disappearing.

motherofmonster Mon 01-Dec-14 20:00:00

We once had a melt down and the juice was 'too wet' confused

FayeFruitLoop Mon 01-Dec-14 20:02:07

gringringrin Truly I do, suburban

But my OP honestly referred to the 26 month old

WeirdCatLady Mon 01-Dec-14 20:04:19

Tantrums in this house are normally because I've run out of booze.

operaha Mon 01-Dec-14 20:04:35

That I wont buy her fags, let her boyfriend stay over or allow house parties hmm

StillSquirrelling Mon 01-Dec-14 20:08:09

Today's tantrums, brought to you by my angst ridden DS of 3:

- I forgot to leave a dry Shredded Wheat on the mat next to his bowl of Shredded Wheat (the mini ones obviously!)

- I took the lid off the toothpaste and he wanted to do it (despite the fact that he was moaning about having his teeth cleaned anyway)

- I dared to pick up my own Kindle when clearly it had been his intention to pass it to me

- I took the banana out of 'the packet' (skin)

- I made him sit down and finish his dinner when he'd got up to open the front door when Daddy arrived home from work

hmm All Childline-worthy, I think you'll agree.

BorisBaby Mon 01-Dec-14 20:08:48

My 6 year old had a tantrum that she had to go to rainbows (she loves it) and couldn't go to move club at school with her sister to watch a film she's watched constantly! My 4 year old had a tantrum because she can't go to rainbows and didn't want to go to movie club!

Treeceratops Mon 01-Dec-14 20:12:18

He wanted my toothbrush whilst I was brushing my teeth. He's 1.

operaha Mon 01-Dec-14 20:20:53

add to the above that (seriously has happened in the space of this thread) I wont pay for/permit her to have a tattoo. 17.

CleaninQueen Mon 01-Dec-14 20:30:57

Because she can't have a kitten
Because life's SO unfair
Because she had to go to school
Because she doesn't have a car
She's 11

FayeFruitLoop Mon 01-Dec-14 20:32:18

And here was me hoping they'd be a thing of the past by next year or so! grin

Thank you, I am delighted to discover tantrums are not over reasonable things in other households also

FayeFruitLoop Mon 01-Dec-14 20:37:44

We just had another... Because I won't let him open his uncles Xmas present on 1st December...

And told him that a badger was a badger... Not a bear! (Rupert bear advent calendar with sticker of a badger and a Rupert bear, he said bears, I said bear and badger... Tears!)

All this just on the way to bed...

NorksEnormous Mon 01-Dec-14 20:38:11

Because her boobies don't wobble! She's 2 hmm

Littlegreyauditor Mon 01-Dec-14 20:41:31

Today?

Because I wouldn't let him tear up important documents in work (had called in on day off to do a small thing).

Because I made him wear a coat in the lashing rain (and escalated because I had out thought him by bringing two coats, so when he refused the blue one because he wanted the gruffalo one, I produced the Gruffalo one from my bag. Epic, Richter scale, lying on the floor whooping like a siren, tantrum resulted due to my unreasonable deviousness).

Because I changed his bum when he had been wanting to 'keep the poo safe'.

Because I refused to let him put Clive and Dave (his astronaut thingmys from his space rocket) drive their moon buggy through his lasagne.

He has just turned two and is getting molars.sad

pinkhorse Mon 01-Dec-14 20:42:38

My nephew (2.5 yrs old) had one because his flipper dippers didn't have eyes!! smile

BlackeyedSusan Mon 01-Dec-14 20:51:25

banana imperfections. opening the banana a millimetre too much and anything else that takes his fancy to have a tantrum about.

Bair Mon 01-Dec-14 20:59:43

Because I made him wear a coat in the lashing rain (and escalated because I had out thought him by bringing two coats, so when he refused the blue one because he wanted the gruffalo one, I produced the Gruffalo one from my bag. Epic, Richter scale, lying on the floor whooping like a siren, tantrum resulted due to my unreasonable deviousness).

This for me is conclusive proof than tantrums just ARE, there is nothing you can do to prevent them. My DS has never had a tantrum. Sometimes a friend will ask how this was achieved. No fucking clue. You can be the best parent in the world and they'll still fling themselves to the floor while the world and it's mother is watching.

DH once had a tantrum because he couldn't see his own face. Beauty that he is. (He was 3)

I used to take a wobbler if I wasn't allowed to watch ALL the water drain out of the bath and see the wee whirlpool it made.

WhodidyousayIshouldbe Mon 01-Dec-14 21:07:48

That the toe seam on her tights isn't in the right place.

That I don't make Christmas special because we don't have outside lights like Blackpool illuminations.

That the carrots are too big in her dinner.

That she wanted to open the door.

I could go on and on. She's 6 going on 16.

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