Until recently, Lawson has never really went through the tantrum stage. I know most of you are not going to believe this, but that is a bad thing. Basically because in a few areas he is considered delayed developmentally, so to not have temper tantrums is actually a sign of delay – crazy, huh? Well, fortunately, we have started having tantrums! haha! Although tantrums are not fun, it is a very good sign.
I know that sounds backwards. So, so backwards!
But his tantrums are so freakin’ funny! He does the 18 month old tantrum – where he falls over on the floor screaming and crying. All the kicking has him spinning a circle on the floor while he is laying on his back. I think it is so funny that I really have to walk off because I’m laughing hysterically and I definitely don’t want him to see that! Then he does the 3 1/2 year old tantrum – where he stomps off while saying how much he hates everything and throwing or kicking any toy in his way.
But no matter what type of tantrum it is, he always ends up in my room. He locks the door, but he never clicks it closed. So, it is never “really” locked. And he falls asleep. Every single time.
See him? Seriously, this is where he ends up every time sawing logs. Sleeping off his tantrum.
He looks all knotted up! But he will sleep like this for a couple of hours. I think he knows when he needs some quiet time to calm down which is because of his age. Usually 18 month olds are not going to know this – but most almost 6 year olds do.
Just another one of those Wheeler moments that I’m so very thankful for.