Thursday, October 8, 2009

Odd Fixes

When J is on the verge, or in the midst, of a tantrum, there are two steps to calm him down. Both are required.

1. Remove his shoes. If he's not wearing shoes, well, he isn't really throwing a tantrum. I don't think.

2. Hug him so he's laying on your chest, rub his back, and sing Mama's Gonna Buy You a Mockingbird.

Nice to know that the same song that soothed him as an infant still works (and possibly quicker) on him as a toddler!

1 comment:

Caeseria said...

For Kittyboy it's pretzeling (a la Alice in Wonderland with the baby pig) and singing Hail Holy Queen. Have to hold him so he can't move.
So kinda like calming J, but more violent-looking, while singing Catholic church music.
Rubbing his back and singing Mama's Gonna Buy You a Mockingbird probably looks more soothing.
Why the shoe thing, I wonder?