We started the morning out as usual. Morning hugs and kisses, a few giggles, diaper change, and freeing the dog from her cage to head downstairs. Breakfast selection was made and in the works while the dog was outside to relieve herself. I gave the kiddo her vitamin, poured her cup of juice, then walked away to let the dog back in the house. We rarely deviate from the routine in the morning … it’s pretty much auto-pilot except for what Shelby decides she is or isn’t eating for the morning. Routine … except for today!
I walked to the sliding glass door to bring the dog back into the house and I hear S screaming at the top of her lungs as if someone were attempting to murder her. My mommy brain is now functioning at fight or flight mode and I assess the situation to find out what’s wrong. Instantly I turn to see her running with her open cup of juice, I hear sloshing, and I’m watching as juice splashes everywhere.
She was seriously screaming about the juice splashing. A terrifying scream that made hubby run in with worry. A horrifying scream that made this mommy’s heart skip a beat fearing the worst. And, all for splashing juice.
|Forget crying over spilled milk – we scream over splashing juice!|
In a matter of seconds, I had to assess the situation, console a screaming toddler, and work to soak up the splashes out of the carpet. I truly couldn’t believe her extreme reaction to such a small problem. What could possibly be so terrifying about juice splashing all over her?
Well, a few minutes later, she was her normal jovial self, so I’ll assume I handled the situation as rationally as I could, despite the irrational nature of the circumstance.
What’s the craziest reaction your kid has ever had to something so ordinary or simple?