20 Things My Kids Cried Over This Week
When you have small children there is a good chance that someone in your house is always crying (parent and kids alike). My boys cry All. THE. TIME. I can tolerate crying over reasonable things such as falling down and getting hurt or being scared. However, these reasons make up only 5% of the actual things my kids cry about. Here is a sample of the ridiculous things my children cried over this week.
My sons (they really are interchangeable here) cried because…
1) He wouldn’t wear his pj’s because the bear on his shirt wasn’t smiling.
2) He wanted to lick sidewalk chalk like a lollipop. I wouldn’t let him.
3) He didn’t want us to put his bread in the toaster. He wanted to eat it frozen. Didn’t eat it. Cried when it unthawed and wanted it frozen again.
4) I gave the blue plate to his brother and gave him the orange plate. Orange is his favourite colour, but not on plates.
5) I gave him milk that I had just put back in the fridge like an hour before. He said “it tastes like milk from breakfast.” Well I suppose that is true…
6) I wouldn’t let him have just ketchup as a meal.
7) His eggs tasted too “eggy”.
8) I didn’t give him the fish and steamed veggies from my plate to his plate of chicken nuggets and noodles. Gave him some and he cried because it didn’t taste like chicken nuggets and noodles.
9) I made him wear pants to preschool.
10) His granola bar looked squishy.
11) I wouldn’t let him put his fingers in an oscillating fan.
12) His pants don’t roll up the right way (they were shorts).
13) I told my older son that he looked cute with his coat and backpack on. He immediately took off said coat and backpack and cried. We need to work on what a compliment means.
14) He realized I sold a toy of his on Varage Sale (ok that is a legit reason to cry).
15) I wasn’t supplying a “2nd breakfast” shortly after “1st breakfast” was prepared, served, and thrown on the floor.
16) Brother and Sister Bear got in trouble for a bad case of the “greedy, galloping gimmies” in the Berenstain Bears book, which meant they could no longer have treats at the grocery store. He was afraid that would apply to him-he cried even harder when I said that it did.
17) I turned on the TV and Property Brothers came on instead on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I mean how DARE I change the channel. The TV should be on Disney Junior indefinitely.
18) He wanted to get out of the car first. Before me. The Driver. The one who needs to unbuckle his car seat and lift him OUT of the car.
19) My husband told our older son that he’ll get to look forward to having salad every day for lunch when he’s older (as he was making his salad for lunch) because that’s what adults eat. He cried because, “I don’t want to eat salad when I’m 40. You know how much I hate cucumbers”. Nothing like crying about something 36 years in the future.
20) I wouldn’t let him put the booger he just picked from HIS nose into MY mouth. For the love.