Ever since Kainoa was born Laina sometimes slips into baby mode. Talks like a baby, whines like a baby, wants to be carried like a baby. I think I have middle child syndrome and I try darn hard to prevent it with Laina, but at times like these I think it’s unavoidable. It’s like she wants 150% of me at the most impossible times.
The other day I went to get Kainoa out of his bed after his nap and Laina was following. On my way back downstairs I grabbed some dishes with my free hand. Half way down the stairs Laina started screaming because she wanted me to carry her. I tried explaining that I couldn’t carry her AND Kainoa (not to mention she’s three and a little big to be carried around) and that I had my hands full. She wasn’t listening. I put the dishes down and offered her my hand. She screamed harder. So I did the next logical thing when my kids are being ridiculous.
I ignored her.
I ignored her for a good 5 to 7 minutes, but I could tell she was getting a little more worked up then her average “waaaa I’m angry” temper tantrum. So after I emptied my arms (sorry Kainoa) I went back up to see what the deal was:
Why do I think my kids are cute even when they’re crying? I think she was extra tired. I just hate that kind of cry where they hiccup mid sentence. It sounds so sad. Poor thing. Even for as ridiculous as she was being she still gets me.
And yes. I carried her down the stairs.