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Just a funny story about meltdowns

post #1 of 5
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This happened years ago, but I don't remember writing about it here before, so here goes...

 

LittleGirl, then 8, had major meltdowns. I mean truly epic, lying on the floor, kicking and screaming, frothing at the mouth style. One really major one was when I insisted she bring a jacket to school one winter day. I didn't care if she wore it, carried it, or stuffed it in her backpack, but as a foster parent, I was under some scrutiny, and I couldn't send her to school without a coat. She went to war over this one with the biggest meltdown I have ever seen. And I have seen some dillies! I honestly don't remember how that one was resolved. 

 

But a week or 2 later,she had just taken a bath, and I went into the bathroom, and found her clothes and towels all over the room. I called her back in, and asked her to clean up. She said, "That isn't mine". I argued (dumb, I confess), "Of course this is yours; there are no other size 8 girls in this family". I could see her face start to darken, tantrum soon to follow, and I said, not my most stellar parenting moment, "This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard of to have a meltdown over". She replied, "Oh, no, the coat thing was much stupider!"

 

We both ended up hugging and laughing. 

 

I figured only the families who have lived through major meltdowns would understand how funny this is.

post #2 of 5
That was a great story. Thanks for sharing that.
post #3 of 5

:rotflmaoespecially as I'm often that parent wandering round the school playground "reminding" ds that if he starts feeling cold/wet then I have his coat. Really just waving a coat round showing the rest of the parents "see I'm the irresponsible parent you think, I do have a coat with me"

post #4 of 5
I just love this story OP!
post #5 of 5

LOL!  That's great!

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