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Sunday, January 24, 2010

An Homage to Toddler Tantrums



Let Her Cry
(Sung to the tune of Patty Griffin's, Let Him Fly)

Ain't no talking to this child
She has a pretty other side
Ain't no way to understand all the tricks she tries
It would take an acrobat, I've already tried all that
I'm gonna let her cry

Tears can move at such a pace
When we tell the Wiggles "bye"
You know there's marker on her face, but you can't recall just when or why
There's really something to a fit
I just want to cuss right through it
I said, I'm gonna let her cry

There's no mercy in toddlers
No rest at all in tantrums
Of the choices we are given, reasoning's no choice at all
The proof is in the outcome, if you break before she gets her way
But you must enjoy her naptime, or your mind will blow

And there ain't no talking to this child
They've been trying to tell me so
It took a while to understand the beauty of just saying "no"
'Cause her pitch can sound just like a bat, I'm already immune to that
I'm gonna let her cry
I'm gonna let her cry
I'm gonna let her cry

**This was created on a day when Kya decided to try every "terrible 2" move in the book. She's back to her usual sweet self now...most of the time.**
**The above picture was taken by Jennifer Lankford (portraitsbyjenn.com) and I feel rather sick that I love this picture so much, when clearly my child is unhappy. She just looks so cute though!**

2 comments:

Jenn said...

Hahahahaha!!! I MISS YOU GUYS! Haven't seen my KYA in a LONG LONG LONG time!

Jenn Adde said...

It's so true. After a number of tantrums, you really get immune to the crying. And I have learned the beauty in saying no. Great song Tawny :)