Inheritance

We all like to hope that we pass to our children those qualities that we consider our finest. And we hope to weed out the ones that we do not like so much about ourselves. Sort of making them a slightly improved version of ourselves.

This sometimes is just not the case.
Not only did my sweet Karys inherit my lovely sense of impatience, but it seems she has also taken up to her mama’s dramatic flare as well. Where does she get this stuff from? She’s only (almost) 1 year old for goodness sake!
Upon being told “no” the other day for trying to touch something she was not supposed to, she proceeds to run over to the couch and dramatically fling herself (face-forward) on it, arms out in despair while screaming and crying.

Is this my child throwing a tantrum?!? In the midst of wanting to burst with laughter (you have to admit the mental picture here is pretty hysterical), I refrain myself and do not acknowledge that she has done this until she calms down. Thus not to encourage this sort of behavior, like a good parent.
I am convinced this is an inherited behavior (and not a learned behavior) because I certainly cannot ever recall throwing a tantrum of this magnitude and throwing myself onto any object.
At least, I don’t think I have.

Comments

  1. Omg, how cute is she…I wish I could have seen her do this, and yes Stephane take it from your mom you threw more than your share of tantrums…I just love her.

    Mom

  2. Are you kidding me?? You cant remember throwing yourself onto an object??? I CAN!!! what about at our old house – the garage – mom’s van – “DONT LEAVE!!!!” and you were in HIGH SCHOOL!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA – I think this is payback!!!hahaha

    but the difference is – she is adorable!!! :)

    love you!

  3. HAHAHA and she hasnt even hit her terrible 2’s yet!! Uh oh!
    ~Valerie

  4. Ok, it’s hilarious….but really, it’s probably not the genes…it’s a phase. Izzy does it too, and I am not the tantrum type!

  5. Now that is funny (I can say that now that Landon is out of that stage!) Girl..get ready! 18 months to 2 1/2 was our worst time! 😉 It does make you want to laught a little though doesnt it?!?! Good luck!

  6. I think it’s probably a phase, too. She’s checking to see how you’ll react to you. It’s testing that can turn into manipulation later.

  7. Aww yes tantrums , i was not aware these could start as early as a few months old. My youngest prove different though and seems to think there the funniest thing ever. Not any advice but can hope for you it was a once off

  8. oh yes, baby drama. So good. :)

    and no, if you can believe it, we didn’t finish painting!!! there’s so much to paint!

  9. *laughing hysterically*

    we just went through this very stage and I’m so glad it’s over.
    My hubby and I just about died when monkey did his tantrum thing the first time. We were shocked, horrified and amused all at the same time.
    It will end. Be patient :-)
    She is too cute.

  10. Oh the fun of temper tantrums… I’m afraid it’ll get worse before it gets better.

    We thought it was funny too, until it started, well, happening more and then, not so funny…

    We began putting Little Man in time alone for throwing fits when he was about 18 months old and he’s learned that they’re SO not worth it now!

    Good luck until then! 😉

    And thanks for visiting my little corner of the blogosphere!

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