Thursday, January 15, 2009

Annual Meltdowns

Most of the time our kids start throwing meltdowns and fits right around the anniversary date of them coming home. For J she usually starts about 2 months ahead. Just for good measure.

Normally the way I handle this is to keep it very quiet. Ssshhhh....don't mention it and all will be well. If I don't mention it maybe she'll forget. Well that hasn't worked out so well so I'm trying a different tactic.

I'm going to remind her every other day or so to be getting ready for the annual fit throwing contest. Today I told her that it's only nine more months until the anniversary of her coming home and that usually she starts getting anxious and throwing fits in about seven more months so I want her to start getting ready for the fits now. Just so she can be prepared. I just casually mentioned it in conversation. Her response, "you're silly mama. I'm not going to throw fits about that!" Of course you know when she said that it was filled with exclamation marks and bold type!

Now in my simple mind I think it's a stellar idea. I have no idea if it will work but I'm going to give it a shot. My thought process is that if I remind her of it often enough she'll be so sick of hearing it so she won't bother throwing the fits. We'll see. More will be revealed later..... stay tuned.

BTW....does anybody need a video on any of the things I've talked about???? Please don't hesitate to ask. Honestly can't remember if I've done one on everything I've talked about. So I'm waiting on y'all to let me know.

7 comments:

Christine said...

When the fit starts, you can look at your watch and say, "Wow! I really nailed it. You are right on schedule!"

That gives mine a double-take. They hate it when I'm right. :)

Torina said...

I love doing this with Tara. Even if she fits out, at least you are more prepared. It is like playing offense instead of defense. (did I spell those right? I'm not a Sporty Spice so maybe I shouldn't use sports analogies).

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

awesome idea, I have done that with Genea. I tell her, I know you are going to want to have a fit, so go ahead, I will wait until you are done. She will start and stop and start, then gives up. She gets p/o'd but lets face it, It gives me a little entertainment too. LOL!

Chillygator said...

I realize I totally don't understand this world, but why is that a reason to throw fits?

Jillene said...

I hope that your idea works!!

Accidental Mommy said...

Maybe you will appeal to the ODD side and it won't happen. I'd be afraid though. LOL! You know how our kids switch it up on us.

The Leijte's in Vegas said...

It sounds like you are really good at takeing care of her. Thank god she has you and you her. I think you are really figuring things out.