My 15-month-old daughter is a total player, and please don’t get this confused with the slang version, playa because she ain’t no homie yo!
Okay, so perhaps she loves her dad’s baseball caps a little too much!
Seriously though, I’m talking about the kind of player that reserves all her irrational, whiney, sookie, tantrum behavior just for my husband and I, and in public, she is a little cuddly koala that the senior citizens in our area absolutely love.
Let me give you an example of what I mean
I was walking into our local supermarket yesterday with Bronte in the Ergo Carrier (a lifesaver really!) and her head resting on my chest. She was in a particularly placid mood, just the type that our elderly community members love and the only one they don’t frown upon For all the mamas that have experienced the impatience of a senior, you know what I mean. As we entered the automatic doors an elderly couple were coming in the opposite direction. They spotted Bronte looking particularly calm and cuddly and, bless their cotton socks, they made Awwww sounds and pursed their lips, as if to say, what a picture of parenthood. Another elderly man at the registers also made goo goo ga ga faces at Bronte and commented on how lovely it is when they are calm.
Yes, indeed old man, how lovely it is!
Now, I love Bronte to bits, but earlier that morning she was being a little (beeeeeeeeeeeeeeep). She was nothing like that placid koala in the supermarket, in fact, I would go so far as to say that she was almost choking herself on her own saliva with all the screaming and whaling that was going on.
What was it all about? Well let’s see
- Developmental Milestones
- Growing pains
- Testing the boundaries
- I want boobs, I want boobs
- Just wear me mummy, all day, every day, forever and ever nope, you may never have a life again!
- All of the above!
Now, I’m not a betting person by nature, but I would definitely put my money on number 9!
Anyway, I’m on to you Bronte, and your ability to turn the tantrums on and off for particular audiences! Well, you know what? I’m going to love you to bits and pieces anyway now take THAT!