Ruthie melted down yesterday and started swinging at me. I did a really cool technique that I haven't done in years and took her to the ground before either of us got hurt. I spun her around like a top as she swung to hit me. My DH stared in amazement. She screamed at me for about 30 minutes about how ugly I am and finally calmed enough to lay there on her own for a few. She eventually got up and did her chore as I had asked previously. I asked her when she was doing better what she felt was the reason for the fit and she she agrees it wasn't the chore but couldn't come up with another idea.
My son is always a terror. He screams things like, "I freaking hate you!" throughout the day to any of his sisters or parents that make the mistake of asking him a "stupid" question or tell him something he doesn't want to hear. He is always overboard on the emotions. He will instantly begin throwing things to the ground or ripping them up before he is even sure about what is being asked. The teenage years are going to be REALLY hard on me. I will have 6 teen girls all cycling and a teen son that acts like he is.
Yesterday he knocked over a tall heater b/c he was asked to bring in a chair, like the other kids. He was asked to pick it up and began attacking me. He threw himself to the floor and then began kicking and hitting me until I could get him in a better position. He is very small and I am lucky it doesn't hurt with his are hands, I will be in trouble if he grows. What was different about this fit was he bit me. That's not normal for him. It took everything I had not to smack the crap out of him to get my hand away.
The other kids were great all weekend. My DH built a desk that s 8 ft long for the kids to play on the computers. We have 2 up and have 2 more that will go up. We have one wall covered in giant Rubbermaid shelves that holds their toys. They will have so much more room for jacking around in here. I am so grateful that I have a husband that can build things, even if it takes years to get him motivated.