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Jonny's tantrum (and my badparent moment)

So Jonny will be five(!) next Tuesday, and we're having a Spiderman-themed party on Sunday.  We have a Spiderman slip'n'slide, swimming pool, and a bunch of other water toys (oh how I love having a child with a July birthday!)  Two of the toys are water shooters that are basically giant foam tubes.  Jonny was hoarding them last night, and Gracie wanted one.  After much negotiation and many threats, I finally just took one away from Jonny and gave it to Gracie.  Jonny proceeded to hit me with the other one.

Bad move.

I picked him up, put the toy in the garage and carried him to his bedroom where I deposited him on the bed.  He proceeded to scream - and I mean SCREAM - at the top of his lungs:

LET ME OUT!!  I WANT OUT!!  MOMMY!  MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMY!  I WANT OUT! LET ME OUT!  IWANTOUTLETMEOUTLETMEOUT.

Me: "You can come out when you've been quiet for four minutes."

I HATE WHEN YOU SAY FOUR MINUTES!  I WANT ONE MINUTE!  YOU ALWAYS SAY FOUR MINUTES!  MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMY!!  LET ME OUT!  I WANT OUT!!

Now, I should note at this point that he was not locked in his room.  In fact, his door was wide open.  You would have thought he was locked in a dungeon for all his shrieking, but let me assure you, he was not.

The ranting went on for, oh... 15 minutes or so.

What did I do the entire time?

Sat on the steps and laughed my ass off.

Seriously, it was hilarious.  There was no way I could *not* laugh at him.

He eventually stopped screaming long enough for me to let him come out of his room.  He apologized to both me and Gracie, and life went on as usual.  But man... that was funny.  I wish I had recorded it.

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brehen
Jul. 20th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
My mother has been telling me stories of this sort concerning myself during my childhood...

She "claims" that when sent to my room to clean it...I would yell at the top of my lungs..."Their Killing MEEE!!"...come on now! Me?? do that???

Hahahaha
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