I know what you're thinking. Kellie is the perfect mother, and Evelyn must be the perfect child. Let me assure you... I shall be relinquishing my title after this week.
This last week was not really any different than the two weeks before it. Therein lies the problem. Three crappy weeks in a row. They just slowly wore me down.
Evelyn's temper is out of control, and I have no idea how to handle it. She hit the Terrible Twos at 10 months. I don't know if that means they will be over sooner, or I have the next few years to look forward to. She screams - bloodcurdling screams - and throws herself backward, kicking and flailing. This happens when A) a toy is taken from her, B) someone (me, Kevin, Grandma) leaves the room, C) she is placed on her changing table, D) she's eating, and E) more than 7 minutes have passed since the last time she screamed.
I'm honestly at my wit's end. How do you reason with a ten-month-old?! I have tried sternly telling her NO, and then ignoring her. I have tried telling her NO, and then comforting her. I've tried a little slap on the hand. I've tried to divert her attention. I've given her baby pain reliever in case she's in pain from teething. Nothing works; the tantrums continue.
Does anyone have any advice? I need help.