I have two toddlers (twins, 2 1/2) and they actually had no tantrums today. Not only no "meltdowns," I think there were no tears or upsets today. It wasn't really an unusual or special day (in terms of nothing exciting or especially fun/different happening.) We were just home, their big sister (7) spent time with each boy one-on-one. They got outside a bit (which they love) but I'm on antibiotics for an infection & over the weekend developed a yeast infection that I just today got meds for (so still was not really feeling relief since they hadn't yet taken effect) so I mostly kept them in, made a nice lunch, & then tried to lie down. Everyone cooperated. Their play was really self-directed & even during conflicts, they didn't escalate & they really TALKED.
One conflict between the boys (over a toy vehicle) I overheard one boy saying "I'm not done!" and "Stop pushing me!" which is all really stellar, & the other "heard" him.
at 11:37 PM on Jun. 27, 2011