Last night my son was being especially difficult. I am talking Full on stage 5 DINO RIOT.
He flipped his lid in the grocery store which we promptly left and went straight home to time out.
He repeatedly yelled NO at me, when I told him what he needed to be doing, bath, NO!, PJ's NO!, stop being a monster NO!
He got entirely too worked up when I said he could not have THREE ORANGES right now. and started throwing them all over the kitchen. Which was awesome.
More time out.
He came out and was attempting to start playing with his trucks. I said he was not allowed to play until we talked about why he wa in time out, (for throwing things) he rage cased and started throwing his toys, I told him calmly three times to stop.
He looked at me and continued throwing. At which point I picked up one of the toys he threw and said:
"Mommy likes to throw things too... see!" And threw it straight into the garbage and promptly took the garbage out to the garage.
He calmed down, we talked, he said he was sorry. He wanted his toy back and I said no, but that he could avoid losing anymore toys by litening and not throwing them .
I stood firm.
He went to bed without further incident. After he was asleep I went in and curled up to him and cried myself to sleep.
I feel bad. I did not handle it well. And somedays I have such a hard time being alone in all this.