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This mam listed the 44 reasons her toddler threw a tantrum in one day

And they’re all completely rational.

jenna Source: Jenna Gallina

JENNA GALLINA IS an Canadian mam who has a three-year-old daughter – and she knows a thing or two about tantrums.

So she wrote a blog post for Australian site Babyology that’s gone viral around the world and it’s titled:

44 completely rational reasons my three-year-old tantrumed today

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And they are very reasonable indeed, like:

  1. She wanted to wear her Elsa shirt (which is in the dirty clothes pile).
  2. She put her underwear on backwards.
  3. I put the wrong episode of Strawberry Shortcake on.
  4. I didn’t get her breakfast quickly enough.
  5. She didn’t want cereal. She wanted oats.
  6. I gave her the wrong bowl for her oats. She wanted the bowl that her uneaten cereal was in.
  7. She spilled oats on her knee.
  8. She wanted the small spoon.
  9. I gave her the yellow blanket instead of the pink blanket.
  10. She wanted to wear her Elsa dress instead of her Elsa shirt.
  11. It’s not her birthday today.
  12. Her seatbelt felt funny.
  13. Her brother looked at her in the car.
  14. The cat wouldn’t let her pick him up by the tail.
  15. She couldn’t open the wrapper to her muesli bar.
  16. I opened the wrapper to her muesli bar too much.
  17. Her muesli bar broke in two.
  18. When colouring in, I used the wrong colour of blue for Cinderella’s dress.
  19. I sat on her imaginary friend.

Emotion - tantrum Source: Ambernectar 13

You can read the full list here, but needless to say her daughter can get creative when it comes to throwing a wobbler:

  • I cut her sandwich into triangles.
  • I cut her second sandwich into squares.
  • I wouldn’t let her play in the car.
  • I suggested we take a nap.
  • She dropped her hat on the road.
  • I didn’t let her answer the phone.
  • I sat on the wrong side of the couch.
  • It started to rain.
  • I had to cook dinner.
  • Her brother talked to her.
  • She spilled her water.
  • I used the red towel to clean it up.

Tantrum Over a Movie Selection. Source: Bethany L King

The final reason she cites that set her daughter off was simply:

I yawned. 

Ah, yes.

The joys of parenting.

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