Monday, June 16, 2014

Bring it on down to Tantrumville!

I hope everyone had a great weekend celebrating the dads in their lives.   We had a quiet-ish girls weekend at home.  The husband had an out of state bachelor party (because apparently those still happen) and we made do... with a lot of whining, button pushing, and random freak outs.  I still won't classify this as "Terrible Twos" as I've seen kids behave worse and this could just be a warm up for those "Terrible Threes", but I swore she was doing it on purpose knowing I had no bullpen to release me.

We spent time with my In Laws on Sunday getting the cousins together with their Pop Pop, before heading home to see Daddy.  Between Ashlynn's limit testing and Kenley cutting her second tooth (read: not sleeping), I could totally use a second weekend to recover!




A fun story I had to write down is "the Bumblebee".


About a week ago, Ashlynn was playing in the playroom and I headed to the kitchen to start dinner.  This time of day, the sun comes streaming through the playroom windows.  I heard her start freaking out "BUMBLEBEE!  BUMBLEBEE!" and bugging out.  I figured maybe there was a fly or other bug in the house since I knew there weren't any bees.  I looked around and didn't see a thing.  She was hugging my leg and stomping her feet "get it!".  I thought maybe it was imaginary like an imaginary friend, like some sort of "acting scared" game.  I asked her where it was and she just pointed to air.  I told her bees live outside and there aren't bees.  I'm not sure why she'd be scared of bees since I'm pretty sure the extent of her knowledge begins and ends with Buzz Buzz the Bee on Mickey Mouse.

A few days later we were in the car and again "Mommy! Ughhh, BUMBLEBEE!" accompanied by absolute hysterical tears.  Since she once called a spider a lady bug, I got worried that maybe a spider or bug was crawling on her so I pulled over to check.  I got out of the car and checked her whole seat, wiped her tears, and calmed her down.

It finally happened a third time at home, and I realized (or at least have come to the maybe possible conclusion) that she's calling dust, bumblebees.  That she see the dust moving in the stream of light and freaks the eff out.

Dust.

This girl is all girly girl. A true princess... or diva in the making. Which might be closer with her constant "mommy do it" "mommy take it" and "mommy get it".

Anyway, back to the bee... or dust.  Now I've explained dust is just 'pixie dust' and it means that Tinkerbell must me nearby doing work and building things.  We have her hunting for Tinkerbell, we'll see how long that lasts.



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14 comments:

  1. This had me laughing out loud - love your explanation to her! I wonder where she came up with bumblebees?

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  2. Oh. My. Gosh! That's so hilarious :) Love that you told her it was pixie dust and Tinker Bell must be nearby!
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  3. Tinkerbell = genius!

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  4. Such a smart idea, changing scary dust to magic dust! Also, I definitely sang out your title all SNL-style. :)

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  5. Oh my gosh, that is so funny!! And I love your explanation of fairy dust!! Clever mama!

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  6. That is too funny! Great thinking on your part though!

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  7. Fairy dust is a GENIUS of an idea. Maybe if you showed her what an actual bumblebee was? Or that just might make her freak out more? We definitely in tantrumville here lately too!

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  8. Good job thinking on your toes! And if my son ever yells bumble bee in the car, that could be bad news for all involved. A bee in the car might be tied with sharks as the worst thing I can imagine...

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  9. It's funny because she definitely does know what bees are, we used to have some near our mailbox and we'd watch them. I also showed her a picture on my phone of a real bee when explaining they live outside and what she's seeing is dust (obv not bees), and she has seen other images of them on her toddler apps, her leapfrog toys, and flash cards!! It's so strange!

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  10. I have no idea!! She knows what bees are, it's so weird!

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  11. Oh poor thing! Traumatized by dust...that's gotta be a first! :) She is so cute. Mac has had similar bee freakouts lately. Neither Ryan nor I have every freaked out when we see a bee, so I'm not sure where he picked up on that. Toddlers are so weird.

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  12. oh no!! that is too funny - great quick thinking on calling if fairy dust! genius!

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  13. I know! I know my step MIL had her outside a few times while babysitting. I'm wondering maybe they did encounter a bee and she picked up on the fear? I have no clue, I know she does think bugs are yucky and unlike Mac is NOT a worm digger (priss). I just have no idea where the dust/bumblebee correlation came from... or why she think its scary.

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  14. Umm, seriously genius! You are such a quick thinker on your feet thinking to turn her fear of dust into pixie dust and Tinker Bell. I bet she is LOOKING around your house for dust now!

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