A mum has asked fellow parents to share their “why the fuck are you crying stories” after her two-year-old had a two-hour long meltdown because she didn’t want to go to the park.
“He dropped an acorn on the school run,” one parent divulged in the
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Tantrums can also happen for quite literally no reason, as one parent swiftly found out. “I gave him a roast beef sandwich. He loves roast beef sandwiches. He cried actual tears and hit the sandwich in a rage. He is 15 months old,” they recalled.
And sometimes there’s just no calming them down. One parent said their two-year-old cried because she couldn’t move a stool. Then she cried some more when her parent moved it for her. Then she cried “extra hard” when her parent moved it back so she could move it herself.
Often, it’s nothing personal. Tantrums can occur when a child is tired or hungry. But they can also happen if your child feels ignored or is worried or anxious.
Here are some other (pretty hilarious) parental admissions. Prepare to read and relate hard.
“I gave him water in his cup when clearly he wanted it in the used pint glass that was already on the table and I hadn’t realised this through my psychic abilities. Proper tragic sobs,” wrote one.
“My 2-year-old cried because his big sister told him he was ‘the loveliest little brother in the world’ think he misunderstood! He kept saying NO I’M NOT and crying,” another revealed.
“Apparently I was looking at him… that’s the only info I got in the aftermath of the meltdown,” one said.
“A pigeon looked at her funny, it was going to steal her sponge,” recalled another.