Monday, September 28, 2009

Sugar and Spice and Everything NICE???

Bella has been having some issues lately. Temper tantrum issues to be more exact. Thermal-nuclear meltdowns to be even more exact. And they aren't pretty!!!! This past Saturday morning she was REALLY on a roll. Thomas and I tried everything, but each thing just ticked her off more and made an already bad situation worse. In desperation I sent her to her room. I could still hear her though. Heck the whole post could hear her!!!

Sighing, I headed upstairs. I had no idea what to do anymore. All my Grade A Mommy Material was worthless on her. And then, cue angels singing!, I saw my camera sitting on the table in my craft room...


I'm happy to report that she was PERFECT the rest of the weekend, through today as well!!! No sign of "evil Bella" to be seen or heard anywhere!!! I've got two camera batteries charged up....just in case!

21 comments:

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

Your blog puts a smile on my face. I will follow. Some days a need some extra smiles. Thank you.

Deanna said...

So who does she take after? ;0

My grandson is 5 and he has been known to throw very similar temper tantrums. I think starting school is such a big change for them that they act out in other ways.

She is a sweetie - even when throwing a fit!

Cassie said...

She is too darn cute. . .just too darn cute!

Julie said...

Oh my! That was great! I just took a similar video of my daughter having a meltdown during homework. She was not happy with me, but she got over it! LOL

Heatherlyn said...

Hmmm, I just might have to try that. Especially with older kids they become convinced that they have done NOTHING wrong and are the victim when, in reality, not so much.

I did record my daughter once when she claimed to be playing the piano properly and she wasn't so I taped her so that she could see what she was doing. Turns out, she didn't need to see, she knew the whole time!! And she immediately self corrected once she knew I'd taped her!

April said...

Oh, my goodness, Jeannie! Even when Bella is having a bad day, she's still just as cute as a button! I bet it's hard for you to be upset with her too long. I taped Brittany once when she was younger and throwing a "mad fit". She was so embarrassed when I played it back for her...worked like a charm!

mommaof3 said...

i have the same problem with my girls.

Mighty M said...

Whatever works! My daughter is a lot like that too!! ;-)

sandy said...

Oh we know those fits all too well!

Tam said...

Was it a FULL MOON? LOL Meltdowns are a normal way of life around here!

Andrea said...

Hmmm... maybe I need to try that trick on Haylee! She's good at those temper tantrums!

AliceKay said...

Awww. The "don't tell your friends" got to me. *gives Bella a hug*

jennifersusan said...

I can so relate to these meltdowns. Rose has been unbelievable lately! Then again, I guess it's a little expected with all that's been going on in our lives the last few months, and there's no end in sight just yet. Oh to get things settled and life back to normal. I wish taking my camera out would work on her!

Yaya said...

The 3 year old I nanny for had a temper tantrum of epic proportion this morning....

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

My daughter had a temper tantrum all weekend... so then I did too!

blueviolet said...

That was funny (for us) and who would have thunk the blog would be the key to better behavior? LOL

Christina said...

LOL ok your right the camera worked wonders.

Kathy B! said...

Is it wrong that she is adorable when she's freaking out?!

And the camera is a pretty brilliant solution. Did you show her the footage?

LadyStyx said...

*keeps this in mind...just in case*

babyrocasmama said...

OMG!! All you need to do is insert The Diva's face and name and you've got MY kid's thermo-nuclear meltdowns. Even her Daddy agrees. LOL

I need to film Ro doing one of hers. Then we can compare kids...and our hell. LMAO

Intense Guy said...

I wonder when the "web cam" is going to be installed - it would be like those beach cams where you can see the waves rolling up the beach...

I got a good chuckle out of the "Noooo! nOoooooOOOOO!! Doooooooon't!!" I hope your little cutey pie is behaving today.