Once again, my son flew into a 2 year old tantrum on thursday. Throwing himself everywhere, screaming at the top of his lungs, etc. He laughed at my youngest because she hurt her hand and she called him a jerk. Of course that set him off too. Dad (grr) put on his pamper hat and catered to him thursday night because he didn't want the girls to be kept up with him banging his head on the wall.
Yesterday it got worse. He picked a fight with the youngest at the bus stop so I brought him home, told him to go to his room. When he started acting 16 I would take him to school. I don't want him to break something in my car. I had to take the dog to the vet (I was going to reschedule) but my mom said she's babysit him.
She wasn't here 10 minutes when he ran out the door determined to "run away" to school. No shoes, nothing. I caught him at the end of the street in the car, my mom was doing her power walk the world is going to collapse move. I told him it's going to be much better if he returns home on his own than if she catches him. He didn't listen.
She dragged him by the back of his pants (he wouldn't move) about 4 houses before he started fighting back. I was in the car behind him. She got him under control and marched him back to the house where she stripped him to his undies and threw him in the shower and hosed him off with cold water.
By the time I got home from the vet, he was in his room in dry undies (I was told he can't run away in his undies). I told him if he acts like he's 16 I'll take him to school.
The change is DRASTIC! Yes ma'am. Sits like a young man not a toddler with a tummyache. Acts like a young man, responds like a young man, talks like a young man.
I HOPE that a cold shower was the wake up call he needed. My mom talked to him before she left and tried to tell me what she said. I laughed and said I knew her exit speech and could probably recite to it her.