This isn't what I bargained for.
Well, it finally happened. Logan's first time-out. He's been pulling these little temper tantrum fits here & there for a while, but he's been easily calmed with stern instruction & re-direction. However, that was then. This is now.
Yesterday afternoon, he totally flipped out because I was holding Kitty. He's actually quite jealous of her, especially when she's curled up on my lap. This makes me think that if we were ever to have baby #2, we're in for some big trouble. Logan doesn't like it when Bill & I hug each other either. So, that's what started it all.
He screamed at me like he's never screamed before. A top of the lungs, shrill scream. I picked him up & he continued. I took him to his room for a diaper change, he screamed louder. After attempts at telling him to calm down, giving him a book (which he promptly thew on the floor), I had it. I told him that he was going on time-out & that I would come back & get him in a minute when he calmed down.
I put him in his crib (which I don't intend as using as a regular time-out spot) & left to unload the dishwasher. He calmed down & was back to himself when I came to get him when his time was up.
We went through the rest of our day OK. He was still acting up here & there, so I thought it would be a good idea to go to the park & let him run some of his energy off. He had fun, swinging & playing in the sand & running around. Then he noticed a wagon that another family came to the park in. He ran over & tried to push it around. I told him that it wasn't his wagon & grabbed his hand to lead him back over to the sandbox. He had another foot stomping, screaming melt down. I picked him up & told him that we don't scream like that & it was time to go home. On the way home I thought to myself, "Logan is really being a little pill"!
This morning he's been fussy & throwing more fits. It's really grating on my nerves. I don't know what's up with him, other than he may be entering his terrible two's already. God, if that's the case, this sucks!