Demon Possession Amongst Toddlers — An Alarming Trend
March 30th, 2010
During the week that my parents were in town lavishing attention on Miss Mouse, she mastered several new skills. And while the great strides she took in using a fork and spoon may be the most useful, the most impressive (by far) is her new temper-tantrum-throwing abilities.
What is most awe-inspiring about these displays of pique is the suddenness with which they appear. One minute, she’s happy and playing and sweet. The next, she’s lying on the floor screaming, writhing, kicking and crying.
I’m beginning to suspect that demon possession is the only logical explanation. How else to account for the lightning fast personality morph?
Diaper changes are particularly unpleasant these days. Do you have any idea how hard it is to heave a 24 pound flailing object up onto a changing table? Not to mention keeping it subdued while you try to remove a poopy undergarment. Egad.
Now, I don’t like to point fingers, but I can’t help but notice that the advent of the Super Tantrum coincided with my parent’s visit. I haven’t been able to uncover a direct causal relationship yet, but I do feel like I should be allowed to blame them in some way.
Then again, it might just be the demons.