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Public meltdown with toddler, now weeping into my cuppa

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discotequewreck Tue 26-Feb-13 09:37:53

I just had the worst school run ever. My three year old dd hitting her brother, shouting, running into the cat park at school and refusing to come out. Then a huuuge tantrum in front of the whole school. I lost it, threatened to smack her (which I didn't and wouldn't),and everyone staring at us in horror.

I am now weeping into my coffee. We are a normal pretty civilised family but this has filled me with regret. It is pretty snooty around here anyway, no doubt I have fuelled some gossip and disdain for a while sad

Want to curl up and sleep today away

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Thu 28-Feb-13 21:11:12

Yep, been there sooooo many times.

After the last screaming sobbing tantrum from 3yo dd2, in the middle of the village for all to hear, a man who loves about 100 yards away saw us the next day and told her (tongue in cheek) that he never knew she could be so loud! blush

When I see someone else suffering I always tell them never mind, it's just your turn today, it'll be someone else tomorrow.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Thu 28-Feb-13 21:13:08

lives ffs not loves

Cherrybright Fri 01-Mar-13 08:47:15

I am so glad you posted! I was about to write a post about my dd's tantrum in the supermarket yesterday. It was awful. Everyone staring sad she nearly went head first out the trolly 10 times as i tried to get her in and strapped in ( and quickly to the milk to make her stop). Its good to know we are not on our own with tantrums smile

lifesobeautiful Fri 01-Mar-13 17:10:00

Never underestimate how much relief/joy/reasssurance other mums get from seeing other parents' kids playing up! It means theirs is not the only one who does that! And also that they're not the only parents who totally lose it!

MummyPig24 Sun 03-Mar-13 07:27:18

I yelled at my 2 in boots yesterday, a huge boots, packed as it was Saturday and they both decide to leg it. They sprinted off round the pharmacy. When I caught them they both did the floppy thing so I had to drag them around by their coat sleeves. Dp continued casually browsing the aftershaves. Dd has regular school run tantrums because she "can't walk". We live opposite the school! I have never met such a lazy child!

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