Toddler Behavior: I Give Up

Dude, tough life.

I’m dusting off this old school vlog about Walmart, aisle 5 and meltdowns on Babble today.

Click here to see BooBoo guest star as himself.


  1. I leave sweating and in tears when I’m at the grocery store or any big store with my three year old. It’s SO HARD sometimes, isn’t it?

  2. moonlady says:

    Just saw this vlog while wasting time on the web. Your site is one I go to when I’ve got some time to kill.

    Anyway, I have an 18 mo old boy (and another boy on the way, so I will soon feel your pain). I think at first when he was ~6 months old, I would have been embarrassed by the crying. But now that we’ve been dealing with toddlerhood for half a year or so, we’ve realized that crying forever is just something he’ll do when we say “no” and he realizes we mean it. To him it’s the end of the world, at least for a while. After a few minutes, we can sometimes distract him (there is nothing funnier than watching him try to laugh and cry at the same time, I tell you). But sometimes he’ll just wail forever, and in the meantime my life still goes on. The kid gets my full sympathy, but he’s not getting his way. This is what toddlers do, and other people either understand or don’t. Honestly, his crying jars me so much that I don’t think I even notice other people anyway.

    I guess my point is, making him turn into a decent human being requires that you ignore his tantrums and let him learn to control himself and accept that he won’t get everything he wants. So if people have to put up with his crying for a minute in the grocery store, it’s time well spent avoiding the disaster the kid would impose on society if you gave in and let him learn that Mommy (and other grownups) are there to be walked on.

  3. Mommyfriend says:

    Thanks Micheline, he’s a ham.  I think in time you just get so tired, you stop caring.  I dunno, I think that’s my reason.

  4. Mommyfriend says:

    Mrs. Notouching, please share your technique.  I need it.  Bad.

  5. Mommyfriend says:

    Dora, I so agree.  So long as no one is getting hurt, I just go with it because he’ll tire himself out of such nonsense soon enough.

  6. First off, Little Boo Boo is too cute with him planting kisses on your cheeks and shooting Spidey webs at us. Second, I haven’t quite gotten to where you are yet in the maternal confidence realm, but that is my goal! And I try to be understanding when I see moms dealing with tantrums, too. It’s just a part of toddlerhood.

  7. I used to get all worried about my daughter crying in the store, but it definitely passes with age 🙂 And after I had my second… I pretty much developed a technique that helps me not to hear tantrums.

  8. I seem to do the same. Just sigh and let the tantrum finish it’s course. As long as they aren’t hurting themselves, I’m ok with it. I don’t even care if the people pass judgement on me in public. It is, what it is…TODDLERHOOD. BTW I love that Little Boo Boo is trying to do Spiderman webs on camera. My son does the same thing! He sees me with the camera and all of a sudden he’s shooting webs! HA! Great Vlog.

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