My daughter, Emmy, has a HUGE sweet tooth. Not surprisingly, she often throws tantrums when I don’t give her what she wants, such as Easter candy that recently found its way into the house, or fruit gummy snacks, which are basically candy! This is the anatomy of a tantrum:
- Emmy demands candy at eight o’clock in the morning.
- I say one little word. No.
- Serious pleading for candy begins.
- Crying ensues.
- I get a book. I ask Emmy if she would like to read it with me. If enough time has elapsed, and Emmy feels as though she has shown me her displeasure long enough, she will agree to read the book with me!
Llama Llama Mad at Mama is one of Emmy’s favorites, and when I read it to her after her last tantrum, we talked about how Emmy was mad at Mama. Llama Llama is also mad at Mama, after Mama drags Llama Llama away from Saturday morning playtime and takes Llama Llama to the dreaded Shop-o-Rama. Llama Llama has THE meltdown of all meltdowns at the store. Llama Llama’s Mama proves to be way more patient than this mama would have been with that kind of meltdown! Together Llama Llama and his mama work through the “llama drama”.
It’s been a while since we read this book, since we don’t own a copy. Llama Llama is delaying bedtime, just as all children do! I remember loving Llama Llama Mama’s response to all the bedtime delays. I’m thinking I need to include this book in Emmy’s Easter basket!
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