Friday, April 9, 2010

wars of independence

i knew this was bound to happen eventually, but when sam launched into an all-out-lying-down-on-the-floor-in-a-public-place tantrum yesterday at the store, i was a bit taken by surprise. i mean, i know he was pretty tired, but it's really unlike sam to be quite that dramatic in public, so when we had a struggle over him putting on his own shoes (he really just lightly sets the shoe on his toes, and it's usually the wrong foot for the shoe he's holding, so if he really could put on his shoes, i would've let him do it), i didn't expect it to erupt into a complete breakdown. usually when he has his "moments", i just let him lie down on the floor and get it out. so i did. and i laughed. he looked so silly.
eventually i got tired of waiting for him to finish, so i scooped him up and we left, but i think i'm in for it, because had i not picked him up, he looked like he could've gone on for quite some time.

this boy knows what he wants, and when he wants to do it himself, everyone better get out of the way or suffer the consequences.

1 comment:

mom h said...

takes after his mom, I fear - only she didn't get quite so opinionated until she was about 3.


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