Wednesday, March 11, 2009

my kids are crazy

I seriously think my daughter is bipolar. She just spent the last hour crying for no apparent reason and whining and getting upset over things like her banana breaking in half and dropping a miniscule piece of cheese on the floor. She had just woken from her nap and definitely woke up on the wrong side of the car seat. And for some reason, it took her a lot longer to recover than usual. She was totally starting to drive me nuts.



And now? She is running around the family room, smiling brightly while singing the Tigger song over and over quite happily. I have no idea what cheered her up, but I am seriously beginning to suspect that there is something wrong with her. I don't know anyone whose mood can change so quickly and inexplicably.

8 comments:

beckbot said...

Oh, ho, ho, ho... Welcome to my world, or more accurately, the world of Super Q, the moodiest 6 year old in the country. My DAILY goal is to not buy in to his drama--not even react to it--be consistently calm, etc. Of course these breakdowns never happen at school, where he is the model student. You are not alone. Children are insane.

Quirky Mom said...

Well, I wouldn't worry too much about bipolar because for most people the shifts don't happen so rapidly.

I have witnessed that exact thing with Apple many times. She has a hard time waking up from naps a lot of the time, and sometimes it has taken as long as an hour for her to get beyond the screeching, wailing, rolling on the floor unhappiness that ensued upon wake-up. And then..... she's fine. I know that I also feel disoriented when I wake up (especially from naps, but in the mornings, too), and I think she inherited whatever weird sleep issues I have. Only they may not be so weird (for us, not Charlotte) because I have seen reference to these exact problems (waking up disoriented and other sleep issues) in Aspies.

mrsbear said...

Dude, I think all toddlers are bipolar, we go through similarly drastic mood swings that often make me want to run screaming from my home. I'd come back though, since my stuff is here.

MOM-NOS said...

Not to worry....my youngest acts like that all the time and we joke that he's the only "normal" kid we have! LOL I think they all do it!

btw....did you see my response to your comment on my blog about my location?

Elizabeth Channel said...

Well, Sue has the same action going on over here, and it really started when she turned 3.5. She's throwing fits, fighting with brothers and telling two-year-old car pool buddies to "shut their mouth." She's gotten to be a handful.

I wouldn't worry about bi-polar; it's just a stage plus she is aware that her place in the family is about to change...that's a big change for her and she's acknowledging it.

Hang in there!

bernthis said...

allow me to introduce you to my daughter: Linda Blair

carrie said...

you did meet caleb the other day, right? he is the moodiest kid i know...ever! we call my 7 year old drama since he is so overly dramatic about everything. i have no advise for you except, maybe, don't do what i am doing.

Kim said...

that is EXACTLY what my days are like!!! sounds like she and Meechi are two peas from the same pod.