Elizabeth - posted on 09/13/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )
My little girt threw a tantrum yesterday. I'm talking a I-don't-know-who-this-child-is-give-me-my-daughter-back kind of tantrum. Seriously. We were at a football game, and she started crying because I wouldn't let her go to the fence at the sidelines with her daddy (for a good reason). I took her to the bathroom to let her finish her crying without bothering everyone around us. When we got there, she didn't let up. At all. She got worse. She was crying and snot was everywhere. Her face was already red from the heat outside, but in her fit her whole body was turning red. I was with her in a back stall squatting and telling her I wasn't going to listen to what she wanted to tell me until she stopped crying. I had her *loosely* by her wrists as I was saying this to her, mostly keeping calm mostly because at a football game you're not going to be in a restroom alone, and her face turned beet red and she screamed at me, "LEEEEET!!.....GOOOOO!!.....OOOOOF!!.....MEEEEE!!!" as she was trying to pull away from me. She is 2 1/2 years-old. She said it more than once, and of course, at this point there wasn't much I could do to calm her down. I don't know if I'm just in shock because she's never said anything to me like that. But it was her face, too. It was really like I didn't recognize my own daughter. I didn't know what to do. OMG, what am I gonna do when she's 16??!!