Going out to eat—37 steps in 45 minutes

And of course, the one and only time I ever wanted to find a bathroom with a hand dryer in it, there wasn’t one.

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I took my daughter’s tablet away

So one morning in May, she woke up and searched for her iPad. But instead, she got a note from Santa’s Elf that they had taken it away. (Yes, I blamed the elves for her missing tablet).

Public Meltdowns: How Should We React?

Tonight when it happened…all I could think was that every reaction I have had previously took made me feel like a failure. All of the research has pointed towards all of these approaches and yet the stares always feel like my reaction to her meltdown is what people look at. But I don’t know. Is it my reaction or her inability to calm down quickly enough?