One of the interesting things about Wildling’s crying skills is that she can go from perfectly calm and happy to screaming hysteria and then back again in a very short time period with no lasting signs of it. Seriously, she can be happily playing, something will set her off and she’ll be red faced and screaming with tears running down her cheeks and then fifteen seconds later her face is perfectly normal and there is no evidence anything was wrong at all.
I witnessed this several times this morning. Here are the reasons why Wildling cried this morning between 7:30-8:30 am:
1. She didn’t want to wake up.
2. It was too cold.
3. I didn’t tie a blanket around her shoulders properly.
4. There was a pair of pants in her long-sleeve shirt drawer and she doesn’t like pants.
5. Mellow pointed at her and laughed AND IT’S JUST NOT FUNNY MELLOW!!!
6. The blender was too loud.
7. She spilled her breakfast shake and it splashed on her tights.
8. It took me too long to clean up the spilled shake.
9. When she was brushing her teeth, she dripped toothpaste on her shirt.
10. I wouldn’t let her wear the shirt with toothpaste on it, even though she claims it was fine because she cleaned it by licking it off.
11. None of her other long-sleeved shirts were ‘stretchy out’ material.
12. I had to take her to school in the car rather than by bike because her screaming fits delayed us.
All those short screaming meltdowns, but I dropped off a cheerful, sunny little girl at 8:30 this morning. I don’t know how she bounces back so quickly (and how she doesn’t give herself a massive headache!).