Today was My Boerewors' first day back at work after being at home with us for two weeks. It all started off pretty normal and okay until we drove to the shops to do Megan's last bit of shopping for her back-to-school stationery.
This set Kaylin into her Mutha of All Tantrums.
We sat in the car for a good ten minutes before she actually caught her breath and listened to the fact that if she didn't stop we weren't going into the shops. Eventually when she did pull herself towards herself, Megan whispered to me "Mummy I've never heard her scream THAT loud!".
Well neither had I!!
My ears were bleeding, my nerves shattered and my energy was instantly depleted. I didn't want her to win though, so I gave Megan all my attention because the shopping trip was for her benefit after all. I plonked Kaylin in a regular trolley and Megan and I walked hand in hand behind the trolley chatting about what we were going to buy. Soon Kaylin realised that she wasn't getting any attention having a fat lip and sulking.
In the end we got everything done without a glitch. Megan and I laughed and joked and fooled around while silent huffy Kaylin was pretty much ignored until she asked me for something.
Sometimes playing deaf works the best.
What do you do when your little monster throws the mutha of all tantrums??