Lately are now six year old has been throwing major tantrums from I dont want to eat, I still want to play, I dont want to do homework, and more then ever the crying and crying for daddy even at three in the morning.
Yes, I know its for attention but its still extremely irritating.
This morning I set her clothes out for school and woke her up to get dressed. As soon as she opens her eyes, I get the I'm tired don't want to get dressed. I told her I was sorry she was tired but she needed to get up and get ready for school, She then starts screaming and crying shes tired, so I tell her to calm down and since she is so tired she will go to bed earlier at night so she will feel rested. She then says I'm not tired my throat hurts and continues to scream and cry. I told her I would make her hot tea before taking her to school so she feels better. Her reaction is to cry and scream louder and now start screaming for daddy.
I try to calm her down but now I am getting irritated. Finally go wake up my hubby and he goes to her room. She gives him the same story of her throat and he says he will make her tea, same thing I said. The screaming and crying stops and then she SINGS and HUMMS while starting to get ready. My hubby tells me see thats all you had to do. It took every fiber of my body not to hit him over the head and scream out my frustration.
She gets her tea takes one sip and says all better. She sang and hummed throughout her morning routine. I told him it was a tantrum and that I didnt think her throat was really hurting to which I got " You are so insensitive". I feel so won out emotionally I just want to cry.
By the way she is my stepdaughter. Her birth mother passed away three years ago.