This picture above demonstrates the terrible 1's! The last week or so Alfie has been having a fair few tantrums, it can be out of the blue, if he doesn't get his own way or if he is tired but my word, when they happen I know about it! He screams, arches his back, sobs and throws himself on the floor and writhes about like the world is ending! I cannot tell you how exhausting it is and he is so, so strong, I'm anticipating either myself or Adi losing some front teeth at some point!
Sometimes a cuddle will calm but at times nothing will and I have to just let him shriek until he calms down (I hate to think what our neighbours think!). It's days like this I question my parenting skills, when you've exhausted all the checks......is he hungry/tired/too hot or cold/wet nappy/wants a cuddle etc etc and nothing calms him down I realise that no he's just a child becoming aware of new emotions and actions and I'm still learning too, motherhood is one huge life experience and learning curve. Full credit to those who have more than one child or are single parents, I bow down to thee.
|An angelic face :-) How I prefer it!
I ask this question, if this what he is like now at 1 year old what the hell does the terrible 2's have in store for us?!!