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Title: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on February 27, 2014, 04:53:13 AM
Someone feel free to spin off this one to "My cat is meowing because..." or "My dog is barking because..."
 
I'll start.
 
This morning my child was crying because the spoon he was using to eat his breakfast cereal was "The wrong spoon, Mummy, the wrong spoon!" (I would have laughed were it not for the look of abject heartbreak and misery on his little face - am I a heartless and bad Mummy?!)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Team HoundMom on February 27, 2014, 09:41:06 AM
I don't have children but I lived with a single dad for a short time.  His son was 5 and hadn't learned how to tie his own shoes yet.  One time we were rushing out of the house and the boy insisted on wearing boots with laces.  His dad tied them quickly and we left.  In the car the boy started crying because his shoes weren't tied how his dad usually ties them.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: PurpleFrog on February 27, 2014, 09:58:57 AM
My youngest was crying because I wouldn't let him lick his muddy wellies.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on February 27, 2014, 10:34:42 AM
This is an old one but my brother once cried cause I didn't cut his PB&J properly.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: perpetua on February 27, 2014, 10:38:17 AM
A friend of mine's son cried because he suddenly decided his bedroom was 'too big'.

He's 21 now. We still say "I can't go in there, it's tooooo biiiiiig!" to him :)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Sophia on February 27, 2014, 10:42:49 AM
DD's description of her nightmare, " (Couldn't understand what she said) and then Mommy said Nooooooo".  That last said with a wail. 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on February 27, 2014, 10:44:31 AM
One of my cousins (now in his early 30's) had very curly  hair as a little kid and he hated it and called it "up hair".
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: TootsNYC on February 27, 2014, 11:02:41 AM
This is kinda cute and poignant.

When they were younger (I think 8 and 11), my two kids watched Code Lyoko (a French anime series that had been broadcast earlier on TV in the US) together on the computer. They'd plan when to watch, and make a point never to watch alone. And then we'd all talk about the characters and plot points.
    (It was a cartoon/anime in which the characters entered a virtual-reality computer and had adventures there that would occasionally bleed over into the real world. )

Eventually the show ended. My son and I were chatting as I was tucking him in--he was about 8, I think. He asked if I thought they'd start it up again if he wrote them a letter. And he started quietly crying because it was over.

I felt sad for him! Poor kid.

I know that feeling. It's how I felt when I realized there were no more Harry Potter books.
 

And for both of us it wasn't just the idea that the show was over, but that it had been such a shared experience with other people. For him, it was he and his sister, and a little bit me.


(I found out that in France, they've started a live-action/CGI sequel. I don't know if it's possible to see it in English in the US, though.)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: ladyknight1 on February 27, 2014, 11:10:17 AM
My son got very upset over the fact that his female friend found a boyfriend over spring break.  ::)

I guess she was supposed to remain available for him? We talked about communication.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Lynn2000 on February 27, 2014, 12:22:42 PM
My co-worker's little boy threw a temper tantrum because he wanted to wear his sandals outside. On a polar vortex day with a ton of snow.

I think there's a blog called "Reasons my son is crying" or something like that? Hilarious stories and pictures--I remember one with a little girl in snow gear sprawled on the floor of the foyer, mid hissy fit, because her mom told her to take off her hat. All told affectionately, though, I think, not mean-spirited. :)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Sophia on February 27, 2014, 02:01:12 PM
That is what I don't like about Anime.  I'll start enjoying a show and then the creative person behind the show gets bored with it, and it ends.  My husband likes it, and I like it well enough.  But I refuse to start watching one until its been out for several years. 
There was this one about these shards from this box.   If you got a shard in you, you would become this sword-fighting genius.  Some shard-people were good, some were evil.  It just started to get good, and then zilch. 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on February 27, 2014, 03:40:11 PM
My son has cried today because his friend at Childminder's wouldn't eat her yoghurt with her spoon and spilled it on the table. He wanted it.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Layla Miller on February 27, 2014, 04:27:07 PM
Not my child, but my nephew (who's about a year and a half old, same as my daughter).  On our last visit, he kept coming up to my daughter and head-butting her, fortunately not very hard.  Then he'd walk away crying and holding his head.  His parents and DH and I kept trying to tell him, "Well stop doing that if it hurts!" but...toddler logic.  Luckily my daughter's pretty tough--I swear one of the times he did it and started crying, she shrugged.  Like, "What the heck was that about?"

One on my daughter: because we scolded the cat.  We weren't even very harsh with him, just something along the lines of a stern "No no, <cat's name>.  Get down."  And she burst into tears.  Even the cat wasn't fazed by the scolding--he just got down and wandered off looking annoyed.  ;D
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: lilfox on February 27, 2014, 04:43:00 PM
This is an old one but my brother once cried cause I didn't cut his PB&J properly.

Still a source of tension in my house.  This weekend, DD refused to eat her sandwich because Daddy cut it into squares and she clearly (silently, suddenly) didn't want it that way.  That happens every few months, with cut sandwiches being okay 99% of the time and then suddenly NOT OKAY.

When she was 2, she had a freak-out because the cookie I gave her broke in two.  Poor kid kept jamming the two halves together and sobbing because they wouldn't stay fused.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: magicdomino on February 27, 2014, 05:08:30 PM
This is an old one but my brother once cried cause I didn't cut his PB&J properly.

I have dim memories of crying because my brother cut my half PB&J instead of folding it.  Maybe it let the flavor out. 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: TootsNYC on February 27, 2014, 05:12:40 PM
When she was about a year old, my DD burst into hysterical tears because she saw a lone glove lying on the sidewalk one winter day.

She was so upset that it was lost and separated from its sibling.

I ended up placating her by placing it on top of the fire hydrant "where its owner will see it and rescue it."
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: whatsanenigma on February 27, 2014, 05:41:22 PM
When she was about a year old, my DD burst into hysterical tears because she saw a lone glove lying on the sidewalk one winter day.

She was so upset that it was lost and separated from its sibling.

I ended up placating her by placing it on top of the fire hydrant "where its owner will see it and rescue it."

That's so sweet.   :)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: EllenS on February 27, 2014, 05:51:12 PM
Today my daughter was on the verge of tears, because we were leaving for school six minutes later than we usually do.  She was convinced she'd was going to be late to school, so she wouldn't put her coat on or - you know - *leave* because she was so busy having a breakdown over being late.

Trying to explain that we still had twenty minutes to make a seven-minute walk just upset her more.

We were not late.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: kherbert05 on February 27, 2014, 06:09:24 PM
My sister (2 yo) 1972 Houston Texas- because that nasty white stuff kept falling out of the sky on her nice new blue fur coat. (Yes she looked a little like a groomed cookie monster when she had the hood up).

 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Eeep! on February 27, 2014, 06:19:30 PM
This is an old one but my brother once cried cause I didn't cut his PB&J properly.

Still a source of tension in my house.  This weekend, DD refused to eat her sandwich because Daddy cut it into squares and she clearly (silently, suddenly) didn't want it that way.  That happens every few months, with cut sandwiches being okay 99% of the time and then suddenly NOT OKAY.

When she was 2, she had a freak-out because the cookie I gave her broke in two.  Poor kid kept jamming the two halves together and sobbing because they wouldn't stay fused.

Ah yes - improper sandwich cutting. Still a source of grief and wailing in our house on occasion. With the 4 year old.  ::)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Bluenomi on February 27, 2014, 07:17:16 PM
We have sandwich cutting issues with the 3 year old as well

She also was upset the other day because her 3 month old brother wouldn't smile at her. He was tired and grumpy and doesn't smile on cue even when happy because you know, he's 3 months old!
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: GreenEyedHawk on February 27, 2014, 08:23:47 PM
This seems like it fits here:

http://www.reasonsmysoniscrying.com/
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Ceallach on February 27, 2014, 09:44:11 PM
My son is crying because he broke his rice cracker in half and then decided he wanted to eat it whole.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Tini on February 28, 2014, 01:00:17 AM
I once RAN into the living room because my daughter wasn't just crying, she was wailing. "Moooom, come quick, I'm bleeeeeeeding, I need a plaaasteeeeer!!"

"Em, that's a bit of squished raspberry."

"... oh."

And she stopped crying.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on February 28, 2014, 04:40:15 AM
Last night's epic tearfest.  Reasons:
 
1. He wanted water.
2. He didn't want to drink water, he wanted to throw cup against cot sides.  So I removed it.
3. He wanted his dummy.
4. Not that dummy, the other dummy.
5. He didn't want that dummy, he wanted to throw it across the room.
6. He wanted a biscuit.
7. He wanted juice.
8. He wanted cake.
9. Mummy said no to 6, 7 and 8.
10. He couldn't find his dummy in his cot.
 
By the time he went to sleep (1 hour later) I was on the verge of crying myself.  :'( 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: oz diva on February 28, 2014, 05:32:37 AM
My niece once screamed for 2 hours on a family picnic because there were no 'big chips' left in the packet. She's 22 now. It was a really idyllic spot, but my memories are rather dampened by the memory.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: BarensMom on February 28, 2014, 08:33:52 AM
My nephew once started crying because I couldn't find a pawlease (police) car at any of the Evil Oil Company stations.  I went all over the county looking for that darn thing - finally had to go to work and do a "trade" from the gift closet to get the kid to dry up.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Alli8098 on February 28, 2014, 11:03:10 AM
Four year old DD cried once because it was past her bedtime and we wouldn't let her "read" us one of her books because it was very late.  We told her that we only had time for us to read to her (she doesn't really read but she can remember most of the stories).  Normally the routine is that she picks a book "reads" it to us, and then we actually read her the story when she is done.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on February 28, 2014, 11:40:21 AM
Hollanda, you have my sympathy about the Dummy (or as my 2 year old calls it, "Da bink").  We're trying to wean him off step by step so he's only allowed it when he's in his bed but sometimes the older two forget to pull it out and put it up when they let him out of his room in the morning. And we only have one bink now but he sometimes will take it out and say "Eww" or "Gwoss" and demand another bink and cry if none is forthcoming.

Today he cried when he wasn't allowed to stand up in the grocery cart, or when I tried to steal his nose.  He's taken to yelling "OW!" loudly when someone tries to make him do something he doesn't want to do.  Last week at church someone asked if I'd been pinching him. (she wasn't serious, I don't think)  When I told her this she said "Hmm, I guess he probably does that a lot then!"
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: twiggy on February 28, 2014, 11:46:21 AM
Baby (19mo) walked up to me with a string cheese, which I opened for him. Then he cried because it was open.

DD (3yo) picked out some really cute fabric then burst into tears when I cut into it to make her dress
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Team HoundMom on February 28, 2014, 01:16:08 PM
Same kid I posted about earlier. One time I made him a sticker album and I put a few stickers in it to get him started.  His dad later told me that the boy cried about the stickers because apparently we were supposed to put them in there "together."  Who new?  ::)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: twiggy on February 28, 2014, 01:19:15 PM
My oldest is crying be he (against my advice and orders) taught Baby to sword fight. Baby doesn't fully understand what materials are appropriate for sword fighting (the foam play swords) or when it is appropriate to play (when both parties are armed and expecting it). Baby just walked up and thwaped big Brother with a broom handle.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hillia on February 28, 2014, 01:35:47 PM
When DS was about 7 we used to listen to, and sing along with, a tape of Phantom of the Opera with the original Broadway cast.  We are both awful singers but had a blast belting out the tunes, especially the multi-part songs.  This was our tradition driving in the car every day to and from school.  For some reason, we kept rewinding the tapes and listening to the first part rather than going all the way to the end.  Finally one day we listened to the end of the tape, and he asked me what had happened (the lyrics don't really narrate exactly what's going on).  I told him that Eric had escaped the mob, but he had lost Christine, lost the Opera, and lost his music.  Silence from the passenger seat.  I looked over and he was doubled over, sobbing so hard he couldn't make a sound. Poor kid.  Fortunately the sad ending didn't ruin the music for him, and we continued to enjoy singing along with minimum talent but maximum emotion and enjoyment!
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: siamesecat2965 on February 28, 2014, 01:44:15 PM
Not my child, but in college, I was on the swim team, and we used to DRIVE from Maryland to Florida over Christmas break, to train. My coach drove, and one memorable year, we took a detour through Tennessee, to drop off his daughter, who was maybe 3? at his parent's or in-laws. In the gigantic 10 passenger college vans.  So at one point, we are all hungry, and looking for somewhere to stop and eat. But prior to that, for 2 solid hours, she screamed, at the top of her lungs "I WANT COKE AND SALAD" Needless to say we were quite happy to stop and oblige.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: magicdomino on February 28, 2014, 02:11:33 PM
My oldest is crying be he (against my advice and orders) taught Baby to sword fight. Baby doesn't fully understand what materials are appropriate for sword fighting (the foam play swords) or when it is appropriate to play (when both parties are armed and expecting it). Baby just walked up and thwaped big Brother with a broom handle.

Is it bad that I laughed at this?   ;)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Frog24 on February 28, 2014, 03:59:00 PM
Slight spin off -- Reason my child (13 mos) is shrieking.  Ear-splitting, gut curdling, glass shattering shrieks. 

At any given moment it's because she's:


This started when she "discovered her voice" at 6 months, and hasn't stopped yet.  I keep ear plugs on hand at all times.  My husband and I look at each other and say "Thank goodness she's cute."  It's also good to note that we're really good friends with all our neighbours because otherwise we may have had Child Services knocking on our door a few times.  It seriously sounds like someone's causing her great physical bodily harm.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Sophia on February 28, 2014, 10:28:34 PM
I honestly believe that the cuteness of small children is a survival mechanism hard-wired in.  We can be so mad her and then 5 minutes later she smiles. 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: greencat on March 01, 2014, 02:27:02 AM
My maternal instincts are all kitten-directed - and I can't tell you how many times I've been mad at the kitten for doing something and then discovered that my brain abruptly turned to goo when she started doing something cute.

Reason my dog was making his high-pitched, "Something is wrong mommy!" whiny noise:  the cat was in his way.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on March 01, 2014, 05:39:20 AM
I honestly believe that the cuteness of small children is a survival mechanism hard-wired in.  We can be so mad her and then 5 minutes later she smiles.

This has been my philosophy for the last 13 years as well.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: TootsNYC on March 01, 2014, 09:15:45 AM
I honestly believe that the cuteness of small children is a survival mechanism hard-wired in.  We can be so mad her and then 5 minutes later she smiles.

This has been my philosophy for the last 13 years as well.

There is scientific evidence to suggest that this is true, and that it is cross-species. The bigger eyes of all species seems to trigger protective instincts, even between what could be predator and prey.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Lady Snowdon on March 01, 2014, 03:10:56 PM
Last week one of my nieces was crying because
- first, she didn't want to take a bath
- second, her mother took her out of the bathtub because she didn't want to take a bath
- third, her mother tried to put her back into the bathtub

I vaguely remember being a young kid, and crying because my grandfather put my peanut butter and jelly on the same slice of bread, instead of two different slices.  I'm embarrassed to recall that now.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Carotte on March 01, 2014, 06:19:26 PM
I don't remember freaking out about things like that, or seeing a kid cry because of nothing (I did my fare share of babysitting).
How long does this last? is it like 30 seconds of crying and tantrum or does it last and last and last... 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on March 02, 2014, 05:25:16 AM
Hollanda, you have my sympathy about the Dummy (or as my 2 year old calls it, "Da bink").  We're trying to wean him off step by step so he's only allowed it when he's in his bed but sometimes the older two forget to pull it out and put it up when they let him out of his room in the morning. And we only have one bink now but he sometimes will take it out and say "Eww" or "Gwoss" and demand another bink and cry if none is forthcoming.

Today he cried when he wasn't allowed to stand up in the grocery cart, or when I tried to steal his nose.  He's taken to yelling "OW!" loudly when someone tries to make him do something he doesn't want to do.  Last week at church someone asked if I'd been pinching him. (she wasn't serious, I don't think)  When I told her this she said "Hmm, I guess he probably does that a lot then!"


It's a dummin with DS. He puts a superfluous in on the end of most words. Tummy is tummin etc. but shower is showel, and tower is towel. He's weaning himself from dummin. We're down to just two that he will have now.


We had tears this morning because he didn't want to turn TV on himself so Daddy did it. So DS then had to turn it off then on again.



Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on March 02, 2014, 05:33:39 AM
I honestly believe that the cuteness of small children is a survival mechanism hard-wired in.  We can be so mad her and then 5 minutes later she smiles.

This has been my philosophy for the last 13 years as well.


Mine for the past 2.5 years...!!
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: perpetua on March 02, 2014, 05:34:41 AM
Someone feel free to spin off this one to "My cat is meowing because..." or "My dog is barking because..."

Done! http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=132627.0
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on March 02, 2014, 05:37:44 AM
 :)  Thanks perpetua. I feel less like I'm baby jacking now!!
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: perpetua on March 02, 2014, 05:38:08 AM
:)  Thanks perpetua. I feel less like I'm baby jacking now!!

Ha, don't, this is a very entertaining thread :)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: twiggy on March 10, 2014, 10:19:59 PM
5yo is crying because he won the board game, so now it's time to go to bed. He wants to reroll so the game isn't over

3yo is crying because I made cookies. She wanted to make the cookies.

1.5yo is crying because I took off his other shoe. He took off one shoe, but I guess he wasn't done wearing the other one ???
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Ceallach on March 11, 2014, 10:14:00 PM
5yo is crying because he won the board game, so now it's time to go to bed. He wants to reroll so the game isn't over

3yo is crying because I made cookies. She wanted to make the cookies.

1.5yo is crying because I took off his other shoe. He took off one shoe, but I guess he wasn't done wearing the other one ???

Maybe he was just resting in between removing them?  ;D   

It's such an amusing age 1, where they start trying to really do things for themselves and it's not always clear the level of assistance we are authorised to provide....   do you want me to do it for you, help you do it, or just provide sympathy & moral support while you struggle through multiple failed attempts to do it yourself??!   :D 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Elfmama on March 11, 2014, 10:41:41 PM
One of mine once asked "Mommy, what's for dessert?"  I told her that it was apple pie, and she jumped up and down and clapped her hands.

And then burst into tears, because she didn't want any. 

 ???
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on March 14, 2014, 05:59:51 AM
Yesterday, DS cried because he didn't want to sing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".  He then cried later in the shop because a small boy was wearing the same Mickey Mouse hat as he was (of course, it was the one time we left his at home) and DS was convinced it was *his hat*.  Cue one very upset child.
 
This morning he cried because he didn't want me to go to work, he wanted me to build big towers with Lego with him and Daddy all day.  :(
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on March 17, 2014, 11:30:58 AM
I'm baking Guinness cupcakes today with frosting that has Irish cream in it (not having much luck with the frosting, unfortunately but that's neither here nor there.

But he's mad at me cause I won't let him have two cupcakes in a row.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hillia on March 17, 2014, 12:34:46 PM
Not my kid, but yesterday a little boy about 3 was standing in line behind me with his mother and grandma.  For some reason, one of them pulled up his shirt and revealed a miniscule scratch on his belly.  Grandma: "Ohhhhhh, look, no wonder he's grumpy!  He's got a scratch on his tummy!" (in a very worried, serious voice).  The little boy burst into tears and howls and was carried off to find 'medicine'.  I don't know if that's code for 'candy' or if Grandma was really looking for something in the pharmacy area to treat a tiny superficial scratch.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Dawse on March 17, 2014, 12:51:22 PM
My friend's little boy has a set of plastic plates shaped like farm animals; a cow, a duck, a pig and a sheep. (They're really cute!) They often use them for barbeques, because they're plastic and everybody is outside, so it minimises the risk of breakages.

One day last summer, he had hysterical tears because his mum would only let him use one plate, and made him share the rest with everyone else.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: twiggy on March 20, 2014, 06:25:21 PM
My oldest had a falling over, kicking and screaming tantrum today. His problem? Little Sister was playing with her toys "wrong" and she wouldn't let him tell her how to play.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Shea on March 20, 2014, 07:14:44 PM
My sister (2 yo) 1972 Houston Texas- because that nasty white stuff kept falling out of the sky on her nice new blue fur coat. (Yes she looked a little like a groomed cookie monster when she had the hood up).

That reminds me of the part in To Kill a Mockingbird (set in Alabama, for those who aren't familiar) when it snows, and Scout, a Southerner who's never seen snow, freaks out and runs into her father's bedroom, screaming "The world's ending, Atticus! Please do something!"
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: blue2000 on March 20, 2014, 07:32:15 PM
My oldest had a falling over, kicking and screaming tantrum today. His problem? Little Sister was playing with her toys "wrong" and she wouldn't let him tell her how to play.

Dear Diety, you have replicated my brother! ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on March 21, 2014, 06:19:11 AM
I wouldn't let him "eat nose".
 
I will let you take in that sentence and consider for yourselves what it actually means.  :-X
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: perpetua on March 21, 2014, 06:25:08 AM
I wouldn't let him "eat nose".
 
I will let you take in that sentence and consider for yourselves what it actually means.  :-X

Oh dear :) Very good for the immune system though, apparently. Still: eww :)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on March 21, 2014, 06:26:46 AM
I wouldn't let him "eat nose".
 
I will let you take in that sentence and consider for yourselves what it actually means.  :-X

Oh dear :) Very good for the immune system though, apparently. Still: eww :)

I wouldn't have minded, but it was in public.  :-X  And I had to remove said "nose" from his finger with a baby wipe.  The screams when I threw it away were just deafening.  Who knew a 2 and a half year old could be so strong?
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: CakeEater on March 21, 2014, 07:17:21 AM
Mine have taken to arguing, which devolves into crying, over abstract concepts. For no apparent reason, the 4 year-old will just lean over to the just 3 year-old and say, 'You can't have red.' Not any actual red object, just the colour red.

Of course, having been told he can't have the abstract concept of 'red', it's now the thing he wants most in the world, and lets out an enormous wail insisting that he must now have red. Of course, once he's crying, the one who started it gets upset and joins in.

So I'm left with two wailing kids, trying to work out how to settle an argument where nothing is actually being argued over.


Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on March 21, 2014, 07:52:18 AM
Mine have taken to arguing, which devolves into crying, over abstract concepts. For no apparent reason, the 4 year-old will just lean over to the just 3 year-old and say, 'You can't have red.' Not any actual red object, just the colour red.

Of course, having been told he can't have the abstract concept of 'red', it's now the thing he wants most in the world, and lets out an enormous wail insisting that he must now have red. Of course, once he's crying, the one who started it gets upset and joins in.

So I'm left with two wailing kids, trying to work out how to settle an argument where nothing is actually being argued over.

That has just made my day.
 
 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on March 21, 2014, 07:55:01 AM
Any attempts to wipe his face off are met with screams and thrashing.   He will also say "OW!" Even if he's not being hurt.  Someone at my church asked me once if I was pinching him or something and I told her nope, he just says it when he doesn't like what a person's doing (like carrying him out when he's being disruptive, or taking a crayon away before he tries to draw on the hymnal or prayer books)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on March 21, 2014, 08:04:16 AM
Any attempts to wipe his face off are met with screams and thrashing.   He will also say "OW!" Even if he's not being hurt.  Someone at my church asked me once if I was pinching him or something and I told her nope, he just says it when he doesn't like what a person's doing (like carrying him out when he's being disruptive, or taking a crayon away before he tries to draw on the hymnal or prayer books)

Ah the reaction-provoking OW. We get that too. And the "STOP MUMMY!!! HURTS!!!" For goodness sake, I was wiping his hands which were absolutely caked in mud and heavens only knows what else.  ::)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: twiggy on March 24, 2014, 06:37:09 PM
3yo DD pulled the lettuce off her sandwich today and told me it was a dragon. I told her to eat her lunch. She decided that her dragon (lettuce) was Toothless, from How To Train Your Dragon. Also, the rest of her sandwich was Stormfly. She was happily playing, engaged in conversation between her lettuce and sandwich when I cruelly insisted she eat her lunch. She ate her chips, then started crying because that was Stormfly's lunch (yes, she was 'feeding' chips to her sandwich)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on March 24, 2014, 07:01:28 PM
Any attempts to wipe his face off are met with screams and thrashing.   He will also say "OW!" Even if he's not being hurt.  Someone at my church asked me once if I was pinching him or something and I told her nope, he just says it when he doesn't like what a person's doing (like carrying him out when he's being disruptive, or taking a crayon away before he tries to draw on the hymnal or prayer books)

Ah the reaction-provoking OW. We get that too. And the "STOP MUMMY!!! HURTS!!!" For goodness sake, I was wiping his hands which were absolutely caked in mud and heavens only knows what else.  ::)

I often find myself trying to remember if the older two were like this but it's been so many years I just can't recall, honestly. Chances are that they probably were.

And twiggy, that made me laugh. I love when their imaginations really take off but sometimes it really does make it hard to get them to do what we need them to do. Littlest Pirate has taken to forming a diamond with his index fingers and thumbs and putting it to his right eye, looking through it like a spyglass. And he will do that at bedtime too when I'm just trying to tuck him in.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: PurpleFrog on March 25, 2014, 09:56:55 AM
Tadpole cried becase Daddy took his wallet to work.  :-\
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Elisabunny on March 25, 2014, 11:29:20 AM
My 7-year-old had a full-blown tantrum on Friday, because we wouldn't let her turn her sister's birthday dinner into a birthday party for her stuffed animals.  Yes, her brain is still a little off from her bone marrow transplant, but really.   ::)

Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: lilfox on March 26, 2014, 12:25:31 PM
Because she was "too cozy" and couldn't fall asleep at bedtime.  An hour later it was because she was afraid of the rain (it wasn't raining).  It was fake crying though.  She knows we respond quickly and sympathetically to actual crying, but she's not able to pull off a convincing acting job yet.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on March 27, 2014, 08:22:13 AM
- I couldn't find The Sooty Show on Catch up TV.
- We ran out of Jaffa Cakes
- He wanted his red coat, not his blue one (this test changes daily.  Just when I think I have him sussed, he changes the rules.)
- He wanted a pee, then he didn't, then he did. (He didn't in the end).
 
This was why it took us nearly 2 hours to leave the house yesterday.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on March 27, 2014, 08:49:01 AM
The toddler years make me nostalgic for the times I could just put him in his sleeper, strap him into the car seat and go.  I swear it takes me longer to get out of the house now than it did when he was 2 months old.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on March 27, 2014, 08:54:23 AM
The toddler years make me nostalgic for the times I could just put him in his sleeper, strap him into the car seat and go.  I swear it takes me longer to get out of the house now than it did when he was 2 months old.

Oh yes.  All these people saying "Independence is so great!" really need a kick up their bums. Yes, it is great.  But letting them Do Things For Themselves takes forever and most of us normal folk just don't have 2 hours to spare on a normal day, just so the little precious can fill his own juice cup or put his own coat on or (worst of all IMO) walk BY THEMSELVES ANYWHERE.  They either walk at a snails pace (typical on a morning I am already late) or go hurtling ahead at superspeed, fall over, scrape their hands and then demand to be carried the rest of the way or demand their buggy. GGGGGGGGGGAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
 
I feel nostalgic too now.  :D
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: twiggy on April 03, 2014, 05:25:35 PM
Baby (1.5yo) is crying because the toy he threw down the stairs is now at the bottom of the stairs. He wants it back, but he doesn't want to go downstairs.

DD, 3yo, is crying because her baby is lost and a monster is going to eat her. Said baby is sitting next to DD on the couch.

DS, 5yo, is crying because his glasses don't like him ???
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: KimberlyM on April 04, 2014, 10:08:42 AM
My 5 year old had a meltdown last night because the new toothbrush I bought him only has one kind of angry bird on it. 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Team HoundMom on April 04, 2014, 10:15:12 AM
I'm so thankful I never wanted children.  I'd likely be frozen in a constant state of bewilderment.  ;D
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: camlan on April 04, 2014, 11:12:04 AM
I'm so thankful I never wanted children.  I'd likely be frozen in a constant state of bewilderment.  ;D

Me, too.

My niece, back when she was 4, asked me for a cookie. I gave it to her. She burst into tears. Because I hadn't also given her one to give to her little brother.

Which was sweet, but since at that age she was usually stealing Little Brother's cookies from him, totally unexpected.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Jones on April 04, 2014, 11:56:48 AM
Usually my kids are pretty rational over their crying. I couldn't think of any funny stories for this thread, usually I sympathize with their tears (hungry, tired, in pain etc). Heck, yesterday my son's long awaited new dinosaur book finally showed up and DH said he had to take a bath before we read it. DS cried and I about did too but we lived through the bath and were able to lift flaps in the new book fairly happily.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Outdoor Girl on April 04, 2014, 12:09:18 PM
I remember crying uncontrollably as a child.  My Mom would ask me, 'Why are you crying?'  '*sob* I *sob* don't *sob* know! *wail*'
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: *new*mommyagain36 on April 04, 2014, 12:32:28 PM
She stepped on a worm.   :D  On Tuesday, DD, who is 3, stepped on a particularly large worm in the driveway.  Said worm, now enraged at being stepped on, was flipping and flopping in protest.  DD ran to me, screaming, "run for your lives!", tears streaming down her face and climbing onto me.  I managed to pick her up - she is big for her age, 40" and 40 lbs and then she screamed in my face "save yourself!!"
I had to explain to her that 1.) I couldn't save myself because I busy saving her - from a worm -  and 2.) there was no way I could run for my life carrying her!  I'm a big woman and figure that if it comes to 'fight or flight' I'll have to stay and do my best to fight because 'flight' isn't going to happen.
Once she settled down we checked on ol' wormy.  He seemed no worse for wear and was crawling off towards the grass.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: AfleetAlex on April 04, 2014, 03:04:29 PM
My oldest is crying be he (against my advice and orders) taught Baby to sword fight. Baby doesn't fully understand what materials are appropriate for sword fighting (the foam play swords) or when it is appropriate to play (when both parties are armed and expecting it). Baby just walked up and thwaped big Brother with a broom handle.

I'm so sorry, I laughed at this. I can so picture my nephews (4 and 1) having this same thing happen to them.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 04, 2014, 09:12:08 PM
My oldest two will play wrestle with Littest Pirate and sometimes this means he will sit on Oldest Pirate's face or chest and bounce. 

Oldest pirate is nearly 13 and nearly as tall as I am, making him about 5'1".  So in other words it's not like he's not capable of gently removing baby brother from on top of him, but he doesn't and will lay there, moaning and groaning.

Or sometimes he or Middle Pirate will sit there and the littlest one will wrap his arms around their necks from behind and try to pull them back which of course means nearly choking them but do they reach up and move his arms? No, they let him squeeze away.  ??? Then laughingly complain 'He was trying to kill us!"

I've lost count of how many times I've said "You do realize YOU are the one older by 10/9 years, right?"
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: gramma dishes on April 04, 2014, 09:56:45 PM

...  My niece, back when she was 4, asked me for a cookie. I gave it to her. She burst into tears. Because I hadn't also given her one to give to her little brother.

Which was sweet, but since at that age she was usually stealing Little Brother's cookies from him, totally unexpected.

Boy, are you a sucker!!  That's why she was crying.  She wanted another cookie for her little brother -- so SHE could eat it!   ;D
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on April 14, 2014, 04:58:33 AM
...yesterday the sun was in his eyes and then...
...when the sun went behind a cloud, he cried because it was "too cold".
 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 14, 2014, 08:15:01 AM
Yesterday he was crying for every reason under the sun, but in his defense he'd had a very long day on Saturday.  DH had a brony event in College Park, and I wanted to do something else as this event involved one of my most despised board games (Monopoly).  DH suggested taking the metro into D.C. since it was the weekend of the Japanese Cherry Blossom festival.  The older two were given the choice of which parent they wanted to stay with and they picked DH which was fine with me, and I took the littlest pirate.

He was so good all day, especially considering the only nap he really had was dozing in the stroller for about 5 minutes under the cherry blossoms. 

He got a good nap in after church though so it was all good in the evening and he was back to being himself.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: twiggy on April 14, 2014, 02:51:34 PM
DD was crying the other day because she wanted breakfast for her stuffed giraffe and stuffed tiger. When I declined to make eggs, bacon and carrots for stuffed animals, DS suggested that DD feed her giraffe to the tiger. Because then the giraffe isn't hungry anymore, and tigers eat meat, and giraffes are made of meat.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Jones on April 15, 2014, 07:20:35 PM
...because I wouldn't let him play naked with his sister and her friend. I told him he couldn't go to them until he was wearing underwear. We compromised and he put on a "kilt" (so much easier to potty train little guys in skirts...just sayin') and the three are now reading dinosaur books.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: GreenEyedHawk on April 15, 2014, 10:35:23 PM
She stepped on a worm.   :D  On Tuesday, DD, who is 3, stepped on a particularly large worm in the driveway.  Said worm, now enraged at being stepped on, was flipping and flopping in protest.  DD ran to me, screaming, "run for your lives!", tears streaming down her face and climbing onto me.  I managed to pick her up - she is big for her age, 40" and 40 lbs and then she screamed in my face "save yourself!!"
I had to explain to her that 1.) I couldn't save myself because I busy saving her - from a worm -  and 2.) there was no way I could run for my life carrying her!  I'm a big woman and figure that if it comes to 'fight or flight' I'll have to stay and do my best to fight because 'flight' isn't going to happen.
Once she settled down we checked on ol' wormy.  He seemed no worse for wear and was crawling off towards the grass.

You just reminded me of a family story involving my cousin Danielle.  Danielle is a triplet, with two brothers, and their father, my favourite uncle, is a very "man's man" sort of guy.  When the triplets were about 5, he took them all fishing.  At some point during the excursion, Danielle caught a fish, which she excitedly reeled in and pulled into the boat (it was a small fish).  Shen she lowered it into the bottom of the boat, it did what fish out of water do, and started flopping around and ultimately ended up flopping all over Danielle's toes.

She immediately started crying and shrieking, "Fish! Fish!  Don't do that!  No! Bad fish!  Don't do that!"

My uncle unhooked the disobedient fish and threw it back.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Sophia on April 16, 2014, 02:38:24 PM
...because I wouldn't let him play naked with his sister and her friend. I told him he couldn't go to them until he was wearing underwear. We compromised and he put on a "kilt" (so much easier to potty train little guys in skirts...just sayin') and the three are now reading dinosaur books.

I am totally filing this away in my brain.  We dressed our girl almost exclusively in skirts for that reason.  Diapering was easier too. 
At our wedding, my husband wore a kilt, his brother wore husband's second-best kilt, and the elk on the wall wore the third best kilt.  So, my husband would totally be on board with that idea. 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Elisabunny on April 16, 2014, 03:22:09 PM
...because I wouldn't let him play naked with his sister and her friend. I told him he couldn't go to them until he was wearing underwear. We compromised and he put on a "kilt" (so much easier to potty train little guys in skirts...just sayin') and the three are now reading dinosaur books.

I am totally filing this away in my brain.  We dressed our girl almost exclusively in skirts for that reason.  Diapering was easier too. 
At our wedding, my husband wore a kilt, his brother wore husband's second-best kilt, and the elk on the wall wore the third best kilt.  So, my husband would totally be on board with that idea.

I think I speak for all when I say we need a picture of the kilt-wearing elk.

And, yeah, our ancestors knew what they were doing when they put all small children in dresses until they were potty-trained.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Jones on April 16, 2014, 03:34:17 PM
Yup I don't feel bad about the skirts, they aren't frilly at all and I look for boyish patterns. We call them kilts and he's happy to wear them around the house. The difference in potty training has been so noticeable I wish we'd started this weeks ago.

I too would like to see the kilted elk.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Sophia on April 17, 2014, 01:16:28 PM
(http://s28.postimg.org/lxpwu936l/2009_0801_Wedding_Elk2.jpg)

I was eyeing the Elk during the Hall Rental discussion.  The coordinator said to me sharply, "You can NOT hide the Elk, and we will not remove him."  I said, "No, I was trying to think of how to highlight him."  My first thought had been throwing some tulle over him sort of like a veil.  Then someone pointed out that he was a he.  Therefore the Kilt.  In his horns is the matching sash type thing. 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: blue2000 on April 17, 2014, 06:48:40 PM
My first thought was that he needs a sporran. All the best-dressed elks have them. :P
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Sophia on April 17, 2014, 09:39:20 PM
The elk probably would have, if he'd had one that went with it.  My wedding gift to him was a mink sporran that I made out of an old mink stole that I bought off e-bay.  The flap on the sporran is two heads and three tails.   His other sporran is decrepit and orange. 
That is not a flattering photo of the flowers. 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: twiggy on April 22, 2014, 11:56:44 PM
3yo DD was crying today because she loves her Easter eggs. When she asked for an egg, I mistakenly thought she wanted to eat it. No, she wanted to cuddle with it and kiss it...She let out a piercing shriek when I peeled an egg for Baby. She sobbed for 30 minutes straight at the thought of her "perfect purple eggy" being cracked.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Elisabunny on April 23, 2014, 10:05:31 PM
Many years ago, Mr. Bunny and I were on a trip over Easter.  Our two children stayed with the grandparents.  We called Easter morning just as they were opening the Easter baskets I had prepared.  While talking to my parents, we suddenly heard a howl of outrage from DS.  "It's dark inside!" 

Yes, he had bitten into a chocolate bunny, only to discover it was hollow.   ::) ;D
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: White Dragon on April 23, 2014, 10:35:20 PM
Yesterday my friend posted a picture in Facebook of her 2 year old on the floor in mid-tantrum.

Apparently my friend had the audacity to serve her daughter exactly the breakfast she had asked for.  ::)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Ceallach on April 24, 2014, 12:54:59 AM
Apparently his favourite story didn't go the way he thought it should.   Not quite sure what happened there.   He brings me his favourite book, I start reading it, he starts to get really upset - not at me though, at the book.    As well as crying, he also hit the book.    It wasn't a particularly upsetting story, it's a toddler's picture book with a very basic storyline, so I'm not sure what upset him so much.    I had to comfort him and reassure him that it was all ok.    Maybe the book becomes sad on the 574th read through?   (If anybody should be crying it's me, I'm the one who has to read every story 3 times, sometimes up to 10 books per day!)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: greencat on April 24, 2014, 03:11:43 AM
Many years ago, Mr. Bunny and I were on a trip over Easter.  Our two children stayed with the grandparents.  We called Easter morning just as they were opening the Easter baskets I had prepared.  While talking to my parents, we suddenly heard a howl of outrage from DS.  "It's dark inside!" 

Yes, he had bitten into a chocolate bunny, only to discover it was hollow.   ::) ;D

I've been known to be upset by that...as an adult.  ::)
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: twiggy on April 24, 2014, 03:14:01 AM
The two bigger kids 5 and 3, were having a screaming fight today because they each named the stuffed bunnies from their Easter baskets "Easter Bunny." They came up with those names independently and only realized it today.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Nikko-chan on April 24, 2014, 04:56:56 AM
One from my newborn cousin. He was fussing and crying cause grandma wasn't holding him right (he likes to lay against shoulders or chests or bellies, if they are.... ample lol)

Not a crying story but on Easter Sunday (the same day he was fussing over grandma not holding him properly) she was giving his mom a break and feeding him. She burped him and went back to feeding him, when he decided he was done. Okay so then my aunt held him up as he streeeetched (he loves stretching) and promptly fell asleep mid stretch, one leg still curled up against him, and one arm curled up so his hand was by his face. Yes we laughed at him. Yes we are horrible people.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: TootsNYC on April 24, 2014, 12:02:19 PM
I remember crying uncontrollably as a child.  My Mom would ask me, 'Why are you crying?'  '*sob* I *sob* don't *sob* know! *wail*'

I remember once my 11-mo-old was crying, at first for something sorta genuine, and then just wasn't stopping. Someone else was holding her at the time, and I walked up and said, "You can stop crying now," in a permission-giving tone, and she did, looking relieved.
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Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 24, 2014, 04:09:34 PM
Awwwww!!
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Elfmama on April 24, 2014, 06:08:40 PM
The two bigger kids 5 and 3, were having a screaming fight today because they each named the stuffed bunnies from their Easter baskets "Easter Bunny." They came up with those names independently and only realized it today.
Lord and Lady, I remember those days!  Get them identical toys and they'd argue over which bunny was whose.  Get them identical-but-different-color toys (one green bunny and one pink one, for instance) and they would argue over whose bunny was better!  ::) ;D   I also remember that as a kid myself; one time Mom took my toy puppy and embroidered a mark in its ear so that I could tell my puppy from my sibling's.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Miss Understood on April 24, 2014, 06:55:36 PM
Many years ago, Mr. Bunny and I were on a trip over Easter.  Our two children stayed with the grandparents.  We called Easter morning just as they were opening the Easter baskets I had prepared.  While talking to my parents, we suddenly heard a howl of outrage from DS.  "It's dark inside!" 

Yes, he had bitten into a chocolate bunny, only to discover it was hollow.   ::) ;D

I've been known to be upset by that...as an adult.  ::)

All the better for making bunny foo-foos with (filled with chocolate milk of course for the youngsters  :)).
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Miss Understood on April 24, 2014, 06:56:42 PM
DD was crying the other day because she wanted breakfast for her stuffed giraffe and stuffed tiger. When I declined to make eggs, bacon and carrots for stuffed animals, DS suggested that DD feed her giraffe to the tiger. Because then the giraffe isn't hungry anymore, and tigers eat meat, and giraffes are made of meat.

Now I am crying (with laughter).  Your little guy is quite the problem-solver.
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Post by: gramma dishes on April 24, 2014, 08:28:58 PM
... Mom took my toy puppy and embroidered a mark in its ear so that I could tell my puppy from my sibling's.

So basically she invented the concept of the microchip!   :D
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on April 25, 2014, 07:35:43 AM
DS cried (screamed, melted down, tantrummed, whatever) on Wednesday because:
 
- He didn't want chicken dippers for his dinner, he wanted chicken nuggets. No amount of explaining they were the same would do it for him.  Eventually I just said "They are chicken nuggets.  Look." He stopped.
 
- He wanted his juice in the green cup, not the red one.  Me pouring the existing juice wasn't good enough, we had to do it all over again.
 
- I refuused to let him "help" turn the oven on. (I don't like him being near the oven when it's on, and he knows it).
 
- He wanted to throw his ball at the TV, I said no, that's not a great plan.  "Whys?" he asked. I explained if he did that, it would break the TV and no more Sooty. At that, his face crumpled.  Just the idea of going without his daily fix of the cute lil yellow bear is too much for him. 
 
- He wanted to wear socks, shoes and coat to sleep in.
 
- He wanted to take socks, shoes and coat off himself, but was too tired to do it but too proud to let Mummy do it.  So just screamed instead.

!!!
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Team HoundMom on April 25, 2014, 11:12:01 AM
This is a story from when I was about 4 years old.  My parents left me with some family friends for a few hours and for some reason I was upset about it.  (No idea why, they were very nice people and I was normally fine without my parents.)  I was sitting sadly at the bottom of their stairs looking at the front door.  Their little girl, about a year younger than me, was sitting beside me.  Then the door handle turned and she said "Daddy."  I gasped and looked up and in walked.... her daddy.  And I burst into tears.  I remember the poor man picking me up, carrying me upstairs and cuddling me completely bewildered about why I was crying.  That was the day I learned that *every* dad's name is "Daddy."
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: White Dragon on April 25, 2014, 12:37:53 PM
Many years ago, Mr. Bunny and I were on a trip over Easter.  Our two children stayed with the grandparents.  We called Easter morning just as they were opening the Easter baskets I had prepared.  While talking to my parents, we suddenly heard a howl of outrage from DS.  "It's dark inside!" 

Yes, he had bitten into a chocolate bunny, only to discover it was hollow.   ::) ;D

I've been known to be upset by that...as an adult.  ::)

We were discussing Easter candy at work the other day and I lamented that it was the first year we hadn't bought candy for our (now adult) kids.

My boss, who is in his 40s laughed and said he gets upset if he doesn't get his chocolate bunny! (His wife confirmed this).  ;D

"Hollow or solid?" I asked, out of curiosity.

He gave me a humorous "Captain Obvious" look and said "Solid!" as though there were no other options.  ;D

So, you are not the only one!
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Frog24 on May 06, 2014, 06:34:02 PM
My littlest one is a completely different personality than her older sister.  Night and day, the two of them.  As soon as I walk in the door, the older one comes to say hi and get a hug.  The younger one sees her do it, and start crying because she's jealous.

If the younger one gets to me first, she gets the hugs and kisses, then I tell her it's her sister's turn.  I put her down and she's fine until my older one gets into my arms.  Then the tears start, the wailing, the kicking.  Jealous, jealous, jealous. 

Oh!  Another one: 

I put flip flops on the little one (16 mos old), and she couldn't figure out how to walk in them.  She wanted them off, NOW!!!  Well, she started crying, and started shaking her feet trying to get them off.  The sight of such a visceral reaction made me start to laugh.  She looks at me, sees me laughing and loses it.  She wails harder and takes a dedicated swipe at my face with her fist.

Edited to add that today she cried (as in screeched at the top of her lungs with liquid flowing out of most facial orifices) because I put pants on her. 
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on May 15, 2014, 08:21:54 AM
He was crying because he wanted to pull up his pants and couldn't.  I tried to help.

Cute a tantrum of epic proportions.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: auntmeegs on May 15, 2014, 09:00:47 AM
Mine cries because we don't let him eat the dog food.   :o
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Hollanda on May 15, 2014, 09:01:42 AM
Mine cries because we don't let him eat the dog food.   :o

DS cries when I don't let him eat frozen chicken dippers.  Really, child, anyone would think we don't feed you!
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: EllenS on May 15, 2014, 10:14:52 AM
Today my 5yo cried because the peach jam in her yogurt didn't look like anything except bits of peach. Really, I thought we were past this.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: RegionMom on May 15, 2014, 12:27:49 PM
For years and years I have told the statement-

"Toddlers and teens are a lot alike- they eat more, sleep more, pitch more fits, test boundaries, are hard to communicate with, don't need your help, want independence, etc..."

Now that DS is 18, oh Lordy!  how true it is! 

if he were 2 or 3, would be cute.  Now?  Not so much.  At all. 

He is going off to a very good university in the fall, and he will do well.  Proving his independence and doing his own things on his own time, yay for everyone!!

Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: parrot_girl on June 02, 2014, 12:14:24 AM
Yesterday Toddler Budgie was crying because I insisted on driving the car forwards instead of reversing the entire 20 kilometres. Sorry son, your mother has an inconvenient sense of self-preservation.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: pearls n purls on June 02, 2014, 10:48:32 PM
My toddler niece asked for some ice and was given a piece.  She then clarified that she wanted warm ice.  She completely lost it when her parents explained that it wasn't possible.
Title: Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
Post by: Jones on June 03, 2014, 09:04:29 PM
Tonight we had some surprise drop-by guests. I made Tang. I put 5 ice cubes into the pitcher of Tang and DS, age 3, totally lost it. I took him to the other room for no less than 10 minutes while DH entertained and gave out the Tang. When DS and I came back, he obsessed over the pitcher and insisted I remove the now-slivers of ice with a spoon before he would turn his attention to anything else.
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Post by: GreenEyedHawk on June 04, 2014, 08:34:07 AM
My friend's toddler was looking out the window this morning then burst into tears.  When asked what was wrong, he pointed out the window and announced that it was totally unfair and unreasonable that he couldn't "fly like the birdies".
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Post by: twiggy on June 06, 2014, 03:36:12 PM
3yo DD is crying because her brother, 5yo, bit her after she asked him to. She actually repeatedly demanded that he bite her, and waved her toes in his face until he finally did it.
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Post by: mmswm on June 06, 2014, 04:40:29 PM
My middle DS pitched a fit recently because it wasn't fair that he doesn't have an android phone.

He has an iPhone 5c.  *eyeroll*
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Post by: Hollanda on June 09, 2014, 05:55:59 AM
He wanted to play outside.  At 6.00 this morning.   In his PJs, with no shoes and socks on.   >:( 
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Post by: Team HoundMom on June 09, 2014, 11:35:33 AM
My neighbour's two-year-old flipped out because she changed the setting on the garden hose sprayer to a shorter range so he couldn't soak everything in sight.  Didn't make him stop playing with it, just changed the setting. 
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Post by: twiggy on June 11, 2014, 09:03:29 PM
My almost 2yo is crying because I won't let him climb over the banister and jump down the stairs.

3yo DD is crying because she doesn't remember what baby doll she slept with last night, so she wasn't sure which baby doll to sleep with at nap time (there's a rotation apparently)

5yo DS is crying because I mopped the floor. Apparently he liked the stickiness of the juice ::)
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Post by: RegionMom on June 11, 2014, 10:14:38 PM
Toddler child I saw at CFA was crying because his daddy would not let him go out the doors to go play in lunch rush hour traffic. 

Friend of mine's baby girl was crying because she could not be fed avocado for the very first time, fast enough!   yum, slurp, chew, cry!  slurp, cry!  yum yum, slurp, cry!!

made for funny photos.   
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Post by: Hollanda on June 24, 2014, 09:12:51 AM
His last biscuit was broken in the packet.  :'(
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Post by: Elfmama on June 24, 2014, 11:38:32 AM
His last biscuit was broken in the packet.  :'(
Tell him "Don't be silly. Now you have two biscuits!"  That works until they hit 3 or so.  Offer them one, they want two, so you break the one in half.  Voila, two!
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Post by: Hollanda on June 26, 2014, 04:11:06 AM
His last biscuit was broken in the packet.  :'(
Tell him "Don't be silly. Now you have two biscuits!"  That works until they hit 3 or so.  Offer them one, they want two, so you break the one in half.  Voila, two!

Nope. Tried that.  He won't have it if it's broken when he picks it up.  It's "dirty".  No matter how I explain to him that it breaks when he eats it anyway, he won't believe me.  He's 3 in October. It's just one in a long line of his little "-isms"...he won't drink his juice from his red cup, he needs to be able to see it is blackcurrant juice!!
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Post by: greencat on June 26, 2014, 06:57:41 PM
His last biscuit was broken in the packet.  :'(
Tell him "Don't be silly. Now you have two biscuits!"  That works until they hit 3 or so.  Offer them one, they want two, so you break the one in half.  Voila, two!

Nope. Tried that.  He won't have it if it's broken when he picks it up.  It's "dirty".  No matter how I explain to him that it breaks when he eats it anyway, he won't believe me.  He's 3 in October. It's just one in a long line of his little "-isms"...he won't drink his juice from his red cup, he needs to be able to see it is blackcurrant juice!!

I often find myself discarding broken flat crunchy foods...some things you never grow out of!
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Post by: Team HoundMom on July 14, 2014, 10:47:11 AM
My neighbour's two-year-old started crying because she wouldn't let him pour his dad's beer out of the bottle into a sippy cup so he could drink it himself.   ::)

He also flipped out when his dad and my husband went to the beer store earlier.  He started walking down the street screaming about how he was going to walk to the beer store to see his dad.  I started following him (his mom and I were laughing) and he was freaking out "Let me GOOOO!!"  I said "I'm not going to get you, I just want to see if you know the way."  Eventually we caught up to him and he let us walk beside him.  I kept saying "Okay, which way to the beer store?" and he'd point and go "That way."  He was on the right path until 3 blocks later when he pointed up the wrong street.  Then we said "Oh, I think I hear them back at home...we should turn around and go back now."  It was extra funny on the way home (uphill) because on the way downhill I said "You realize that this is a long walk and you'll have to walk home too.  We're not going to carry you."  He was fine with that until the actual walk back then he was all "Mommy, pick me up..."  I said "We already discussed this - you have to walk back yourself!"  Pretty sure he slept well that night.  ;D
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Post by: Jones on July 14, 2014, 10:53:15 AM
I took the case off the pillow so it could be washed.
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Post by: TootsNYC on July 14, 2014, 01:09:24 PM
My friend's toddler was looking out the window this morning then burst into tears.  When asked what was wrong, he pointed out the window and announced that it was totally unfair and unreasonable that he couldn't "fly like the birdies".

I'm with him!
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Post by: perpetua on July 15, 2014, 02:11:37 AM
My friend's toddler was looking out the window this morning then burst into tears.  When asked what was wrong, he pointed out the window and announced that it was totally unfair and unreasonable that he couldn't "fly like the birdies".

I'm with him!

Along those lines, I saw a youtube video the other day in which a little girl was having the mother of all tantrums because, and I quote, 'I'm not four!' Apparently being three and a half just wasn't cutting the mustard any more.
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Post by: twiggy on July 18, 2014, 03:10:25 AM
She was worried a Prince would try to marry her.....

Long story--we went to story time at the library the other day. The theme was Knights, so the Prince of the local renaissance faire was there with the Court Librarian and Master of Arms to talk about Knights and read a story. The Prince saw DD and said something about not knowing there was a Princess attending (she was dressed up) and she hid behind me. After he left, I talked to 3yoDD to figure out what was wrong. You see, she figured that with him being a Prince, and her being a princess, obviously he would want to marry her. She very seriously told me that she's "a little girl, and he has to marry a big, grown up Princess." and that she, (my 3 year old! daughter) is going to marry her true love.
It gets better...you see, we've met this Prince before, and my 5yo son thinks he's the bee's knees. Serious hero worship. So he wanted to talk to/take pictures with the Prince. But DD didn't want to talk to him until I agreed to explain that he can't marry her. I nearly bit a hole in my cheek trying to keep a straight face. He was awesome, stayed in character, praised her for her wisdom and asked if they could be friends. Adorable, right?
2 days later she's still talking about it. She's not getting married, even if the Prince cries and cries and cries. She's brought it up about a dozen times!
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Post by: Twik on July 18, 2014, 08:48:30 AM
2 days later she's still talking about it. She's not getting married, even if the Prince cries and cries and cries. She's brought it up about a dozen times!

Oh, please, may she keep this spine all her life!
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Post by: Eeep! on July 18, 2014, 04:21:31 PM
She was worried a Prince would try to marry her.....

Long story--we went to story time at the library the other day. The theme was Knights, so the Prince of the local renaissance faire was there with the Court Librarian and Master of Arms to talk about Knights and read a story. The Prince saw DD and said something about not knowing there was a Princess attending (she was dressed up) and she hid behind me. After he left, I talked to 3yoDD to figure out what was wrong. You see, she figured that with him being a Prince, and her being a princess, obviously he would want to marry her. She very seriously told me that she's "a little girl, and he has to marry a big, grown up Princess." and that she, (my 3 year old! daughter) is going to marry her true love.
It gets better...you see, we've met this Prince before, and my 5yo son thinks he's the bee's knees. Serious hero worship. So he wanted to talk to/take pictures with the Prince. But DD didn't want to talk to him until I agreed to explain that he can't marry her. I nearly bit a hole in my cheek trying to keep a straight face. He was awesome, stayed in character, praised her for her wisdom and asked if they could be friends. Adorable, right?
2 days later she's still talking about it. She's not getting married, even if the Prince cries and cries and cries. She's brought it up about a dozen times!

Oh my goodness. I just love this!
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Post by: AfleetAlex on July 23, 2014, 01:53:04 PM
Me too! Kudos to the Prince for playing along so beautifully - I'm betting he has a friend for life!
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Post by: shhh its me on July 23, 2014, 02:00:53 PM
She was worried a Prince would try to marry her.....

Long story--we went to story time at the library the other day. The theme was Knights, so the Prince of the local renaissance faire was there with the Court Librarian and Master of Arms to talk about Knights and read a story. The Prince saw DD and said something about not knowing there was a Princess attending (she was dressed up) and she hid behind me. After he left, I talked to 3yoDD to figure out what was wrong. You see, she figured that with him being a Prince, and her being a princess, obviously he would want to marry her. She very seriously told me that she's "a little girl, and he has to marry a big, grown up Princess." and that she, (my 3 year old! daughter) is going to marry her true love.
It gets better...you see, we've met this Prince before, and my 5yo son thinks he's the bee's knees. Serious hero worship. So he wanted to talk to/take pictures with the Prince. But DD didn't want to talk to him until I agreed to explain that he can't marry her. I nearly bit a hole in my cheek trying to keep a straight face. He was awesome, stayed in character, praised her for her wisdom and asked if they could be friends. Adorable, right?
2 days later she's still talking about it. She's not getting married, even if the Prince cries and cries and cries. She's brought it up about a dozen times!

Oh my goodness. I just love this!

I think you need to save this story to give as a wedding toast. (it will work whomever she marries but how awesome would it be if it was  this prince)
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Post by: auntmeegs on July 23, 2014, 02:17:01 PM
She was worried a Prince would try to marry her.....

Long story--we went to story time at the library the other day. The theme was Knights, so the Prince of the local renaissance faire was there with the Court Librarian and Master of Arms to talk about Knights and read a story. The Prince saw DD and said something about not knowing there was a Princess attending (she was dressed up) and she hid behind me. After he left, I talked to 3yoDD to figure out what was wrong. You see, she figured that with him being a Prince, and her being a princess, obviously he would want to marry her. She very seriously told me that she's "a little girl, and he has to marry a big, grown up Princess." and that she, (my 3 year old! daughter) is going to marry her true love.
It gets better...you see, we've met this Prince before, and my 5yo son thinks he's the bee's knees. Serious hero worship. So he wanted to talk to/take pictures with the Prince. But DD didn't want to talk to him until I agreed to explain that he can't marry her. I nearly bit a hole in my cheek trying to keep a straight face. He was awesome, stayed in character, praised her for her wisdom and asked if they could be friends. Adorable, right?
2 days later she's still talking about it. She's not getting married, even if the Prince cries and cries and cries. She's brought it up about a dozen times!

Oh my goodness. I just love this!

I think you need to save this story to give as a wedding toast. (it will work whomever she marries but how awesome would it be if it was  this prince)

Yes!  You really have to, this is the best story!!!
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Post by: Gyburc on July 24, 2014, 04:09:13 AM
Twiggy, that's adorable!

My child is crying because... he can't stand up reliably. LittleG (8 months) loves, loves, loves it when we take his hands and pull him up to his feet. Last night he was getting more and more tired, but was still desperate to stand up with Mummy and Daddy. It got to the point where his legs would give out halfway up and he would plump back down all of a sudden. Cue crumpled face and wailing...

(He also cries because he hasn't worked out how to crawl yet. He can lie down on his front from sitting with no problems, but after that can only shuffle himself backwards slowly on his tummy, and it's obviously really frustrating!)
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Post by: Hollanda on August 05, 2014, 09:40:39 AM
Last night we had a meltdown because the episode of Mr Tumble he was watching was not the one he wanted. (This is not the Mr Tumble you were looking for!). It was a full blown kicking, screaming, hitting, drawn out tantrum.  What stopped it? I found the one he was looking for.  Only for the tantrum to resume when it ended.  ???
 
 
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Post by: Jones on August 05, 2014, 09:53:52 AM
Saw a toddler at the grocery parking lot who was crying because Mom wouldn't let her sit in the trunk (boot) of the car. Mom moved her to her car seat, repeating it wasn't safe, it was too hot, she could die in there, etc. Baby didn't care, she wanted in the trunk!