I might have just totally messed up Christmas. Although all of the following are NOT how I usually parent, I did:
- use a Santa dial website to have him call my phone to remind my daughter to be good during a tantrum, which turned her fit into one of the saddest, loudest, episodes I have seen in a long time.
- allow my son to pick out a pedal bike at the thrift store then bring it home, then try to hide it for Christmas which ensued a screaming fit from him and my daughter who wanted something now too!
- respond to each of these events in a less than calm way.