|To him, he's holding free will. To me — and|
the rest of the adult world — it's the P.A.
for an entire grocery store.
|Tip for a coping mechanism: when your kid throws a fit, hold|
a life-size cutout of your face in front of theirs. It hides the
tears and hilarity occasionally ensues.
Long story short, he managed to get a "No" from Mom and a "Yes" from Dad. Naturally, the "Yes" result was an immediate halt to the tantrum.
Just as naturally, Mrs. Blackwell and I are learning too. The game has changed. It's not all cuteness and baby babble anymore; we know that and, so far, I think we're adjusting accordingly.