Jack is your standard three year old…crazy about superheros and rockets, loves to throw things, and can run around until you’re exhausted ten times over. Yes, my hands are extremely full but so is my heart. I love every single thing about this age and I wish I could bottle him up to save forever.
Um. Wait. I take that back. I love everything except the tantrums. Like I said, Jack is your standard three year old. Tantrums and all. I realize that his outbursts are absolutely normal and important to his development but it’s almost painful to watch your sweet baby turn into Attila the Hun right before your eyes.
So, obviously, we talk a lot about our emotions and how it’s okay to be angry/sad/upset but it’s not okay to express that emotion by whacking your baby brother across the room with your shoe. Not acceptable, Little One.
I made these emotion cards to go inside magnetic picture frames and thought I would offer them on T&T just in case anyone else is working on emotions with your toddler as well. (Hmm, are 3 yr old toddlers anymore?) And, by the way, if you are dealing with a little caveman of your own, call me up. We’ll go have a beer together and laugh (cry) about our crazy (wonderful) kids!