Sunday, October 12, 2008

Me Hulk, you run

Silvi has started making Ian cry. She thinks its funny to watch his bottom lip drop lower and lower until it gives way to a full-blown frown. Her smile disappears quickly, however, when her chilled daddy undergoes a dramatic metamorphosis from mild-mannered Bruce Banner into the raging Hulk.

You think you've dealt with all your childhood anger issues until you watch your daughter push your son into the side of a chair for the fun of it. It's then that you realize that deep down, the anger lurks, waiting, hiding.

Since the law frowns on covering toddlers with Velcro and sticking them to the wall until they outgrow such behavior, guess it's time to give the old therapist another call. Or up those antidepressants.

"You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."

5 comments:

Jeanette said...

Hmmm... I am digging the velcro suit idea. I have a four year old who is dealing with melt-down issues. Ah, parenting... isn't it fun?!?

Kim Ayres said...

Are you sure Silvi needs to up her anti-depressants...?

Elbog said...

There's nothing quite like the experience of "channeling" your parents with the realization that you vowed to do better. Fact is, they were doing their best, too. . . This Dad has to give himself time-outs, more often than I want to admit.
Two year olds is who we are. We spend the rest of our lives dealing with it.

John G said...

wait until they become teenagers...

beans said...

I think they put velcro outfits on people and they voluntarily throw themselves onto walls . . .this can't be far from that and I think that was legal-albeit i think they might have had some alcohol in their systems which might be a problem . .

http://www.kidagain.net/velcrowall.htm