Just Your Typical Morning Meltdowns

I. Breakfast

Bennett: “No, Daddy, that’s not enough cereal!”

Me: “Well, eat that, and then I’ll give you more.”

Bennett: “No!  I want more NOW!”

Me: “You need to eat that first.”

Bennett: “No!  I’m not eating it!  It’s not enough!”

Me: “That’s more than you usually eat.  If you finish it, I’ll give you more, but I’m not putting more in the bowl until you eat what’s there.”

Bennett: “WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!”

 

II. Getting Dressed

Sutton: “Daddy, I want to wear my blue dress today.”

Me: “You can wear it this afternoon, but this morning I thought we’d go to the Burger King with the play area.  Does that sound like fun?”

Sutton: “Yay!”

Me: “Great, so let’s wear your Little Mermaid shirt.”

Sutton: “No!  I want to wear my blue dress!”

Me: “You always have problems climbing in your dress, so just for the morning, let’s wear your Little Mermaid shirt and shorts.  C’mon, that’s your favorite shirt.”

Sutton: “NO!  I WANT TO WEAR MY BLUE DRESS!”

She grabs the Little Mermaid shirt out of my hand and runs away.  A minute later, she comes back.

Sutton: “I THREW MY LITTLE MERMAID SHIRT IN THE TRASH!!!”

Me: “You did what?  That’s it.  You’re getting a time out!”

Sutton: “WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!”

III. Lunch

Bennett: “Daddy, I want to go to the Burger King in Mount Kisco!”

Me: “No, that one’s half an hour away.  I looked online, and there’s one in Port Chester fifteen minutes closer.”

Bennett: “NO!  I WANT TO GO TO THE MOUNT KISCO BURGER KING!”

Me: “Don’t worry.  It said this one had a play area, too.  I wouldn’t take you to a Burger King without a play area.”

Bennett: “NO!  I WANT TO GO TO THE MOUNT KISCO BURGER KING!”

Me: “Just because we’ve been there before, it doesn’t make it the best one.  Maybe this new one is even better.  It’s good to try new things.”

Bennett: “I WANT TO GO TO THE MT. KISCO BURGER KING!”

Me: “Too bad.  We’re going to Port Chester.”

Fifteen minutes later…

Me: “Here we are, guys!  Woohoo!  Burger King!”

Bennett and Sutton: “YAY!!!!”

Sutton: “Daddy, I don’t see a play place.  Daddy…?”

Me: “WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!”

Half an hour later…

At Mount Kisco. Notice what she’s wearing.