Re: The wind out my sails
I had one of those wonderful, easy kids the first time. Her tantrums were easily short circuited(or perhaps disguised). All I had to do to get her to behave in the store was to tell her she could most certainly do a better job having a fit than she was currently doing. Then instead of having a screaming tantrum she would pinch her lips together, and cross her arms and legs. Then she would absolutely refuse to scream just to spite me. No one knew she was actually having a tantrum.
Each successive child has become more difficult. Lord knows If we had been able to have the dozen kids I have always wanted my youngest would be a holy terror. The devil in disguise.