Violet is usually very, very good. However...
The last few weeks, she seems to be...how shall I put this? Going through something. Adam and I really hope it's a short-lived phase.
(I just realized I've already posted about this. That goes to show how lack of sleep and listening to these crazy tantrums can mess with your brain.)
Up until recently, she and Piper have gotten along swimingly. I think the problem may have started when chubby cheeks learned to roll, very quickly, and grab Violet's toys.
Violet actually hit Piper on the head yesterday. The offense was a stolen crayon.
She is now grounded from coloring and Play-Doh for three days. In Violet's world, that is akin to capital punishment.
She is sad down to the tips of her toes about it. And, honestly--threw a pretty impressive tantrum over it, too.
It's not just sister squabbles. Violet has been so volatile and sensitive and easily upset the past few weeks. I'm kind of worried about her. This isn't like her, and she seems so unhappy.
I've been a little nervous about Violet rocking Piper lately. I'm wary of the gentle rocking turning into "Oops..the baby fell on the floor. On her face." I hope the sweet-angel-version of my child shows back up soon. These hour long (I'm not joking) tantrums make everyone sad. And hurt our ears. And leave us all gripey and exhausted.
Adam and I decided to try an earlier bedtime for a while. Maybe she's having a growth spurt and could benefit from some extra rest. We're also trying to give her extra love and hugs right now, and point out when she is doing something right.
Come back, my happy child!I know you're in there somewhere.