I am Josie.
Sometimes I am oppositional.
Like when Meema said I was doing a good job using my spoon.
Also, sometimes I have to yell NONONONO!
Meema calls it a tantrum if I lie on the floor and kick and say NONONO.
I don't do that very often--just when Meema is being difficult.
I also change my mind a lot.
I want noodles.
I don’t eat noodles.
I want yogurt.
I don’t want yogurt.
I want to go to the library.
I don’t want to go to the library.
I don’t want to go home.
I want to stay at the library.
If I fall down and yell, Meema walks away.
Then I get up and go to the car with her.
It is kind of a game.
After all, I’m not quite two and a half years old.
There’s a name for that:
Meema looked on her computer and it said that temper tantrums are a common and developmentally appropriate behavior for children under three.
It also said that after three, I will be more able to use words to express my frustration.
I am practicing those words.
There are some I should not say so I say DAGNABBIT!
Also the computer said that when I am three, I will behave in more socially acceptable ways.