Tuesday, October 16, 2012

When Busy Gets Angry - Really, Really Angry...

A few months ago I posted about what we do to keep anger outbursts at bay with our calming jar, and that still works great, but around here we need variety. And what better was to get out your "anger itches" than to stomp them out on the stairs?! The other day Busy and the Beans were playing together. Beansie was playing with one of the golf clubs (not his daddy's clubs, don't worry). Busy decided she wanted it, so she took it. He got upset and when I stepped in to remind her that we don't take things from anyone, she got angry - really, really angry. The tell, tell signs were there: clinched teeth, fisted hands, slightly bent knees, leaning forward at the waist just a bit, marching foot and the oh so pleasant grunt/screech. It's not a pretty sight nor a pretty sound, and if you step back and keep your cool, it's really kind of funny. As long as you don't laugh out loud. That open up a new can of angry worms :(  Because she tends to stomp her foot (her right one in fact) I led her to the stairs and told her to stomp as hard and as loud as she could all the way up. So she did...


And when she got to the top, this is what happened...


Mission accomplished!

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