Wednesday, February 09, 2011

So emotional


I read somewhere that children are apt to be more emotional and push against their boundaries more in the 2-3 months before their birthday. Our darling Kylie has been so emotional recently.

When she dropped a penny and it went down a drain,
When she couldn't make a bead ornament just they way it was shown in a picture,
When wanted to change clothes before going to the park and I said no,
When she trips or bumps into something,
And just any old thing will set her off to fat, hot tears and wails. I don't know if it's a hormone thing or what. But it seems like the last week, she has several crying fits a day. It's not a tantrum; it's just consuming, emotional tears.

I can't use logic with her and she hates it when I say, "It's going to be okay" or something similar. So I just hold and rock her and then try to gently distract her. Poor little bear.

Other than these moments that overwhelm her, she really is an awesome kid. I'm so proud of how she moves throughout her world. She's so brave and funny and smart.





Gia said...

I used to be very emotional at about Kylie's age...I too would break down at the drop of a hat any little thing would SET ME OFF my mom would ask: "why are you crying!" and would answer "because I just want to cry!" it went on for a few months..but it went away :))

Unknown said...

I am new to your blog which is lovely -- as is your daughter! Just a shout out and a hello for ya. ♥cyn♥

Michaela said...

LOVE your new bike!!!!!!! Just awesome. You'll have a great time riding it. Can't wait to see pictures.

Oh, my girlfriend is doing triathlon too. So if you are interested..just check out her blog. (it will come in english too...only some entries are in english right now)

Michaela said...

Oh I forgot to ad the link. Stupid me.

Stacey said...

She's so cute. And Riley is the same way.

I read in the book how to talk to kids to never ask why because then the child would feel like they had to explain themselves which might upset them more. It can help to just tell them you can see they are really upset and then leave it at that or offer a way to let it all out. If it's anger over something, Riely has really loved the "why don't you show me how angry you are with this pen and paper?" She'll scribble circles and then feel much better when I say, "Wow, you are REALLY angry."

Mallory said...

I love the pictures! She seems like an amazing little girl! Kudos to you both for being such great parents!

Cara said...

My daughter has been going through the same thing. So emotional. Hopefully, it's just the age and it will pass.