By the way he reacted one would think he had lost his best friend or that the world was coming to an end. I have never seen so many tears shed over such an insignificant object. Luckily the piece of soap was stuck to the side of the drain and I was able to rescue it! The piece of soap was of course entirely forgotten about come next bath time.
This has not been the only incident where my son has had a meltdown. The same reaction has happened with rocks, sticks, pine cones, Kleenex, gum, zippers and shoes. According to some 'experts', these meltdowns may be a secret message my four year old is trying to tell me.
Of course this may be true, but I also feel that he is at that age where he has not learned how to express himself and it comes out as an irrational response to what I perceive as a minor event but to him is a major event. I do not recall my daughter going through this type of phase so I wonder if it is more common with boys who can tend to have a harder time dealing with their emotions?
Maybe I am doing something wrong as a parent? All I know is that it can be damn frustrating when things do not go the way we expect them to and that could be part of his problem. This too shall pass!
Thought of the day: Why is it called 'after dark', when it is really after light?
Quote of the day: The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Joseph Campbell