Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Temper Tantrums

Yesturday I took the boys out to feed the ducks. There is a little produce stand close to our house where I can buy bags of food for the ducks for $1.00 each. I bought one for each boy. We went to the garden and Christian fed the ducks fairly quickly. Liam fed the ducks a bit, but was not feeding them. I thought he was just waiting to feed them at the other pond, but Liam is not one for delayed gratification, so that would be out of character for him. He was just hoarding the duck food. As we were getting ready to leave, I told him that he needed to feed the ducks or I would take the food and let Christian feed them. He refused to feed the ducks or share his food, so I took it from him and Christian and I fed the ducks the rest of his food. I also took some pictures of his response.
There was a young couple with a baby around a year old there when Liam was screaming and I was taking pictures. They looked on in utter horror.
When we got home, I put Liam in his pajamas. He took his shirt off, so I asked him to go to his room and choose a shirt. He came back with shorts and tried to put it on as shorts, he got very upset about that too. A bit later we went to the bathroom to brush teeth. I like to brush Liam's teeth first and the he can brush for a while after that. This usually makes him quite mad. Last night he was foaming at the mouth with toothpaste crying and then grabbed the tooth paste put it on his brush and did it again his way.
I did a layout capturing these moments.
I used Easter Trails by Lindsay Jane Designs

Here is another layout I did from Christian's last snack day at his preschool. The papers are Just So Funky by Creative Confusion, the Alpha and Stitching are by Becki Kress, The holes and cardboard shapes are by Lucky Smith, Frames by Natalie Bird, Janosch Designs & Lucky Smith and the word strips are by Honie Desins. The compete credits can be found in My Digishoptalk Gallery to the right.

8 comments:

ChrissyW said...

omg that is hilarious!!! well done - love real life pages!!

heart2heartdesigns said...

Sounds like you had some challenges last week. Thankfully those are usually offset with some pretty wonderful times too.

Karen aka Cloggie68 said...

OMG I would take the same photos when one of my boys acts like that... they're 4 and 5 so it sounds very familiar!! Love the layout you made with the photos!

AfriDigiDiva said...

THose are lovely layouts!

JanMary said...

Oh the joys of tantrums. Great idea to scrap and record them!

the GIMP 4 Digi-Scrappers said...

Let's just say, I'm glad I wasn't there with you! LOL! You and poor Liam sure have a battle of wills, don't you? ;) Hope you have a better week this week! HUGS! ~Jen

Totally Rawkin Designs said...

Gotta love the temper tantrum pictures!Great layouts!

Lesli said...

What wonderful pages - it sure is important to capture every thing - the good and the bad!!! Thanks for sharing!