sometimes my son leaves me feeling totally exhausted and stressed out and I start to feel like I can’t cope and the last few days have been very hard for me and him probably to.
His tantrums are getting more frequent and lasting longer, plus he has been waking in the night.
I have got to the point of thinking that there is no point in taking him anywhere or trying to do anything with him, it always ends up in a tantrum and having to leave what ever we are doing and go home, here are three examples from just the last 4 days.
I took him to play football on the field, he was fine for a short amount of time, enjoying himself playing with me and his sister, and then he decides to pick up the ball and start walking towards the gate to the main road, when I called him back and told him to stay away from the road, he started screaming and carried on walking, this resulted in me having to carry him home as he was determined to go through that gate.
I took him to the shops with me, and I know that he hates shopping, and trust me I feel the same but unfortunately if you want to eat you have to shop, he started screaming as soon as we pulled into the car park and screamed all of the way around the shop whilst walking behind me, refusing any of my attempts to calm him, he didn’t stop crying until he was home and in bed.
and Yesterday I took him to the park after about 30mins he said he needed a wee so I took him in the leisure centre to use the toilet, he then refused to go and started whining at me, I took him to look at the pool which seemed to calm him and he picked up a leaflet, when we got back to the park he wanted to play, he couldn’t understand that to play he needed to put the leaflet down that he was holding with both hands and started screaming again, after trying to calm him and failing he followed me home screaming all of the way.
I really want to do things with him and I really want to play with him and do the things that he enjoys but it is starting to turn into such a battle whenever we do that I am utterly exhausted and ready to throw in the towel, it really doesn’t help that my husband is always at work, even on a weekend meaning that I don’t have his support, he has 2 days off work this week and they are both days that I am working.
I need to go to the shops shortly and then I am hoping that I can take my son to the park for a walk around, but since he woke up crying at 5.30am and didn’t stop until 8.30am I am not expecting it to be a very successful day.