Last weekend we went to a meet a greet for my husband’s school.
We had a great time meeting new friends.
The kids had a blast playing in the bouncy castle.
Jenny especially had a blast playing in the bouncy castle.
In fact she had such a good time that she did not want to leave.
She screamed as we left the building and walked to our van.
Her screams only got louder as I put her into the car seat.
(please excuse my crazy hair…I have an abundance of it)
She fought with all her might as I attempted to strap her in. And for some reason my husband thought this was a great photo opportunity.
I remember being in a Bible study with other moms when my oldest girls were sweet 6 month olds and the conversation turned to toddlers turning tantrums. These moms described horrific tantrums of children fighting against car seats.
I was completely aghast.
I couldn’t believe the tales they told.
Well, it’s almost seven years later and I can tell my own tale of car seat fighting tantrums.
I’ve learned over the years that the best way to deal with these is to just forge through.
Ignore the screams and flailing arms and legs and just buckle them in as best as you possibly can.
Eventually the screaming and the fighting will die down.
And you’ll have a happy baby again.
I’m so thankful that the tantrums of precious two year olds are short-lived.
And they quickly return to their silly selves.