What parents think during a tantrum

Over the last couple weeks Leo has started to throw the worst tantrums ever, think I may have mentioned it here once or twice!

Whoever coined the term ‘terrible 2’s’ is a massive liar liar pants on fire! Leo’s attitude started to surface around 16 months and the tantrums are just getting worse.

During these moments, whenever/wherever they happen, amongst the frustration and embarrassment I find the same thoughts whizzing through my frazzled brain.

So here it is, the thought process of a parent during a dreaded temper tantrum….

• Aww my poor baby, why is he crying?

• I have told him already he’s not allowed that.

• Why does he think lying on the floor will make me change my mind?

• Maybe if I pick him up he’ll stop crying?

• Ooops, that made everything 10 times worse.

• I wonder if he remembers why he’s crying?

• God he actually sounds like someone’s murdering him!

• Please stop crying baby.

• If that old woman looks over again I am going to lose it.

• Are you trying to make me look like a bad mother?

• No ‘helpful stranger’, I’m not being a ‘nasty mummy’.

• How long is it acceptable for him to stay crying on the floor?

• I’m never going to the shop alone again.

• Surely he can’t keep this up much longer?

•  Please, please stop crying baby.

• That’s it, I’m just going to have to hold him under my arm kicking and screaming and hope we both make it out alive.

• Great he’s got tears and snot all over his face now, that’s another tantrum waiting to happen when I try and clean him up.

• Ha I actually think I want another one of these devils one day..what’s wrong with me?

• Does he want me to start crying too?

• Oh he’s randomly stopped crying, he definitely deserves a kiss and big cuddle now.

• Phew, thank god that’s over!

• I love my baby so much.

• I deserve a drink tonight after that.

• I am supermum!

Anyone else think like this when their toddler decides to kick off?

After yesterday’s performance in Co-Op, it’s safe to say that I am now terrified of shopping with Leo…Tesco home delivery anyone?!



  1. May 8, 2015 / 9:31 am

    Oh dear, I've got all of this to come again soon! My daughter is 14 months and just starting to show signs of possible tantrums! And yep, they do lie about the terrible twos, it hit my son at about 18 months! #TheList

  2. May 8, 2015 / 9:34 pm

    I hope an early start means it's all over and done with sooner?! (I can dream!) xx

  3. May 12, 2015 / 9:06 pm

    I agree Baby's tantrums started earlier than two as well. I think most of those things 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to #TheList x

  4. May 13, 2015 / 9:05 pm

    I'm not there yet, Little Bald One is only 4 months but I am sort of dreading it! I think the looks from strangers would be the worst thing! My mum did tell me that one day when I was throwing a massive tantrum as a toddler, she got down on the floor with me and copied me. Yelling and arms flailing, everything. I was so confused I abruptly stopped. Tantrum over. Now, you may not want to do this in Co-op but maybe at home, lol! #TheList

  5. May 13, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    Definitely agree with tantrums starting earlier than two – and some of these thoughts run through my mind too. The looks of strangers bothered me more with my first child, now I just ignore them – tantrums happen, no child is perfect and those "helpful" comments from strangers can often make things worse anyway. Good luck with getting through this challenging phase!

  6. May 16, 2015 / 7:09 am

    Yes 'helpful' comments are never helpful…hopefully as time goes on the looks won't bother me so much. Thank you for the luck…think I'm going to need it xx

  7. May 16, 2015 / 7:11 am

    Eeep not sure if I'm brave enough for that one but if it works then maybe I should.aww you're a long way off the dreaded tantrums yet..but they will come so it's best to be prepared 🙂 xx

  8. May 16, 2015 / 7:12 am

    It seems most babies start before 2…why do people love to mislead us?terrible twos…ha!thanks for hosting lovely xx

  9. November 1, 2015 / 9:08 am

    Haha totally agree – it's like the 10 stages of a tantrum ranging from denial to acceptance :p great post, thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

  10. November 3, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    Yes you are right!! Tantrums start earlier than expected and I'm afraid to tell you that they also last longer than the 2 years that they always tell you as my eldest daughter is now 5 and still have tantrums!! Although those are different type of tantrums as she can communicate better than a baby or toddler but there are also very difficult to handle sometimes!! But I guess it is part of having kids and being parents! We love them regardless all of that!! 😉 You are doing great!! Thanks so much for joining me at #KCACOLS. I'm so happy to see your posts here!! I hope you can join me next Sunday!! 🙂 xx

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