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Fun Photo Fun – Temper Tantrum in Kwik Fit

on 28/11/2012

I know this will sound strange but since Saturday I have had a manic week, chipped car windscreens, jaunts to Clarks for Joshua’s new shoes, shopping, washing, ironing, hockey matches, pre-teen hormones and washing up and too many nappy changes to mention!

That all being said yesterday I almost took out the front axle on my car from the biggest pothole I had ever seen on the way back home and I could have cried. For the remainder of the journey the car was pulling left so badly if felt like I was battling with bungee rope to keep the car were I was steering it!

This morning after a particularly tiresome draining battle with my pre hormonal daughter and her appalling tone of voice I was on the verge of breaking.

I pulled into the Kwik Fit car park and went into reception, was told it would be a few minutes but then they will get straight on to the cars tracking and balancing.

After a 45 minute wait in a room full of people, Joshua had lost his patience and was beginning to test mine! I tried everything and my resolve was wearing through I was sat with my son who was now wanting to destroy the posters and leaflets in the reception area. There were several people who were scowling and looking down their noses at me and I wanted to cry.

The final straw happened when Joshua’s patience ran out completely and he threw himself over the oil covered floor and through an almighty tantrum.

Ok I hear you saying … that’s not fun … however instead of collecting him of the floor and hiding outside with him till the tantrum passed, I laughed, I laughed so hard I was crying. This is why this is a fun photo.. it made me laugh even though I have been so super stressed.


14 responses to “Fun Photo Fun – Temper Tantrum in Kwik Fit

    • Jaime Oliver says:

      If I am honest I am just preying I don’t get too many like that one!! Knowing my luck it will be a regular occurrence and I will have plenty of daily laughing x

  1. Charlotte says:

    I think that’s a great way to face tantrums! Bob is yet to have a big public outburst. I will remember your post when she does. Thanks for linking up! Hope next week is better! x

  2. shhhquietmummy says:

    I remember Jack doing exactly the same thing to me in a supermarket when I wouldn’t let him get any bubble bath. If looks could kill from the other shoppers! I did the same as you though and left him to it. Still makes me laugh now. He’s never done it since!

  3. I totally love this and I’ve been there too, my eldest did it in the middle of Sainsburys on what had been a horrendous day and I laughed so much I was snorting like a pig! I was being tut tutted at and frowned upon by old ladies with blue rinse hair, but all I could do was laugh, she’d got herself in such a lather it was funny 🙂

  4. Sometimes, the only option available to you is to snigger. No point stressing about everything.

  5. Oh bless you sounds like a nightmare! I hate how other people look at you whilst your dealing with tantrums but it’s good you laughed! Laughing is better than crying 🙂 love the photo I soo wished I was near enough to my phone to get Eva’s tantrum last night, it was so over the top I giggled a bit too lol x

    • Jaime Oliver says:

      i think it shall be my standard response! lol its the first proper one he has chucked and to be honest i was getting more and more stressed and getting close to unleashing my vile tongue at some of them in there!

  6. MsXpat says:

    LOL he’s not going to thank you for this when he’s older, but I get it. You know what some times you do have to laugh and other times I’m a bit jealous that I can’t do the same like when I’m heavily pregnant and have to wait with an active toddler boy in the hospital for over an hour. its not always fun being a grown up :0)

    • Jaime Oliver says:

      i am so relieved that someone other than me gets this.. i was in 2 minds to post it as i thought people would think i was nuts!

      As sad as it is it really made my day! lol

      Hospitals are appalling, why give appointment times when they are the ones who don’t stick to them!

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