birthdays, celebrations, family, grace, parenting, temper tantrums

Tales from the Tantrum

I had way too much caffeine today (now Thursday)!  I just finished putting the icing and coconut flakes on Cub 1’s birthday cake…coconut cake.  I think I’m going to go and buy a back-up cake in the morning just in case he’s totally disappointed with the way this one turned out!  I can’t believe that I have a 12 year old son!  Yikes!

Happy 12th Birthday Cub 1!!

The Party of Six didn’t have any spring break activities planned for today (yesterday).  Originally, it was supposed to be a pajama day for us.  Unfortunately, I had errands to run, so we’ll try for another pj day on Saturday.

After naps, we went outside to enjoy the beautiful day.  I’ve been trying to catch some glimpses of our spring break week each day, so of course the camera came along.  I was able to snap a few pictures of Cub 4 in the midst of a terrible two tantrum…it’s really not hard to catch one of these on a daily basis right now!

It seems that she was trying to push the tricycle around, but could not understand that in order to steer it in the direction she wanted it to go, she needed to turn the handle bars.  She just wanted to push on the seat and have it go in the direction that she wanted.  So each time she started pushing, the handle bar would turn and cause her to get off track.

I tried to explain and demonstrate what she needed to do in order to get the tricycle to do what she wanted it to do, but it didn’t help.  Thus, the tantrum grew until she decided that it was the tricycle’s fault and wanted nothing more to do with it.  Poor trike!

So many times God guides us along the path that He wants us to go (Cub 4 pushing the tricycle), but we (the handle bars) decide we know what’s better for us and try to go our own way.  Then, once we discover that maybe it wasn’t the best path for us, we cry out to God for help to get us back on track.  Thankfully, God doesn’t get fed up (like Cub 4) with us getting off course.  He never leaves us all alone to deal with the messes and mistakes that we make.

1 Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace [undeserved merit], who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and  establish you.

I’m thankful for another (and another and another) chance to get on the right path!  Grace!

Peace and Blessings!


4 thoughts on “Tales from the Tantrum”

  1. Enjoy age 12 with your big boy. Next year he will be a teenager! The time goes by so quickly. Enjoy every moment – the good days and the tantrum days!!

  2. You always know when to bring it on and this morning you brought it on. Thanks sis, love ya

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