If you are a parent, you have probably stood frozen while your child screamed and wept about something so insane that you were rendered speechless. Kids cry for all sorts of reasons, but honestly, they don't even really need a reason. Sometimes, there is a little too much of a breeze, and all of a sudden, they are flailing around on the ground sobbing. Maybe they wore a shirt all day but have now decided they hate that shirt, so they take it off in the middle of the grocery store, throw it to the ground, and cry to the heavens.
Little kids don't have a lot of tools to express their feelings or deal with their own thoughts, so they cry. And they scream. And they blow snot bubbles. And they fall to the ground dramatically, like fainting women in old Victorian novels. One parent recently shared the list of insane reasons his toddler had a total meltdown, and many other parents were quick to chime in with their own stories. Random kid meltdowns are a bonkers thing for parents to have to deal with, but at least know that you are not alone.
Does this look familiar?Don't worry. All parents have to deal with irrational, snot-filled beasts known as children. These are the stories of their meltdowns.
So many meltdowns
Causes of 3-year-old’s meltdowns this morning: -Banana too small -Top of banana slightly squashed -Honey on porridg… https://t.co/gZHzK6PBRE— Tom Gatti (@Tom Gatti)1554193048.0
Pushed out cereal bar
@Tom_Gatti This is funny. Mine had a meltdown when I opened his little cereal bar and, brace yourself this is horri… https://t.co/U1WyiYPxa3— Dafydd Rhys Bowen (@Dafydd Rhys Bowen)1554216936.0
@Tom_Gatti My favourite from my 3yo recently: “I’M TOO COMFORTABLE” *cue uncontrollable sobbjng*— Tabitha Becker-Kahn (@Tabitha Becker-Kahn)1554196699.0
@Tom_Gatti Oh yes, bananas can cause so much upset. If they have any brown bits on them you have to call it a day. Brown bits spell trouble.— Sophie Roberts 💙 (@Sophie Roberts 💙)1554194154.0
Spicy cheese sandwich
@Tom_Gatti @TheSimonEvans Gave my 3 year old daughter a cheese sandwich I'd used the board previously to chop hot c… https://t.co/DAVH0xrIGS— pete wilson (@pete wilson)1554206861.0
All mom's faultSchool is rough, especially for a 12-year-old. I would not want to go back to middle school. It was all sweating and crying.
"Today is not Saturday"
@Tom_Gatti @DIFTK Causes of my 4-year-old's meltdown this morning: - Her big brother was looking at her - I gave h… https://t.co/1xwFrzrnug— Andrew Gregory (@Andrew Gregory)1554227515.0
No purple car
@Tom_Gatti @VivGroskop Two year old cries in anguish all the way home from the school run. Other concerned parents… https://t.co/4BGZWpIVIj— Rebecca Taylor (@Rebecca Taylor)1554205816.0
@Tom_Gatti @AlexWattsEsq Today’s meltdown: because she wanted to go to the museum we visited on holiday. It’s in H… https://t.co/LxIjz0RNqa— Liz (@Liz)1554233996.0
@Tom_Gatti At 18mo my daughter developed a hatred for ALL buttons on clothes. And if the buttons were merely decor… https://t.co/VqCluD7XK9— Emily Ruston (@Emily Ruston)1554222079.0
Proper balsamic glazeThis is amazing. I'm imagining him wearing a tiny little bow tie and suspenders and a tweed jacket. Tell me I'm wrong.
@Tom_Gatti One - the wall wont move out of her way Two- didnt want juice that i hadnt offered Three- the wind was b… https://t.co/lXNORu70gg— GhirlBhoss💚🍸 (@GhirlBhoss💚🍸)1554234001.0
Chocolate for breakfast
@Tom_Gatti Wanted to put her own clothes away Wanted to get her own clothes out Wanted chocolate for breakfast Didn… https://t.co/gcW0iBj2qW— Gary A Husband 🏳️🌈 (@Gary A Husband 🏳️🌈)1554208371.0
In or out
@Tom_Gatti My 17m old threw himself on the floor at the front door because he didn’t want to go in then threw himse… https://t.co/bcQqi0DO6U— Claire Bayston (@Claire Bayston)1554201510.0
"Stay and cry"
@Tom_Gatti My best friend's (then) 3-year old had a meltdown when her Mummy came to collect her - I'd been minding… https://t.co/jFWBsqgEux— Alison Begas (@Alison Begas)1554203559.0
Being removed from hazards
@Tom_Gatti God I’m dreading this stage our 11 month old already screams when you remove her from hazards like the b… https://t.co/PNtIl2Uixu— Shivi 💙 (@Shivi 💙)1554198085.0
The sunEventually, he learned about these really cool things called sunglasses, and he didn't have to complain about the sun ever again.
No muffins at church
@Tom_Gatti Staged a sit in when he found out church wasn’t offering muffins. https://t.co/JnydosiByn— Jessica Balser (@Jessica Balser)1554241648.0
BreathingBreathing is really loud and exhausting, but she should probably be really grateful that she can't turn off her own breathing. This is pretty crazy, but it's not the craziest one on the list...
Eggs and tomato sauce
@Tom_Gatti My 3YO this morning: - I put tomato sauce on the plate before her egg (then washed it off) - I put tom… https://t.co/P89zcS1Bij— Donna Patane (@Donna Patane)1554240816.0
@Tom_Gatti My son at age 3 screaming in the car all the way to nursery because he didn’t want his bladder. Screami… https://t.co/CjvoTIWwNm— Jennifer k #NHSPay15 💙🧠 (@Jennifer k #NHSPay15 💙🧠)1554234247.0
Hole in shorts
@Tom_Gatti Causes of 8-year-old's meltdowns this morning: - Too much toothpaste on his toothbrush - Second round,… https://t.co/Cyw6TgqTAO— Dalkaji Gurung (@Dalkaji Gurung)1554238415.0
Left, not right
@Tom_Gatti My toddler TOTALLY LOST IT last week when I put a cup down on the left side of the bathroom sink, instead of the right side.— Alison (@Alison)1554237870.0
@Tom_Gatti My 2.5 year old wanted me to cut her toast, helped me cut her toast, and then completely lost it when he… https://t.co/IqFYBjeLsK— anne.barliant (@anne.barliant)1554236440.0
Shoes felt wrong
@Tom_Gatti My daughter used to get so angry about the fact that *her shoes didn't feel the same on both feet* that… https://t.co/BXc4ZHImOd— Oothoon (@Oothoon)1554264726.0
Too young for Harry
@Tom_Gatti When my daughter was younger, she had an absolute meltdown when I told her she wasn't old enough to marr… https://t.co/iGlIYzaBki— ❤⚽️Holly⚽❤ (@❤⚽️Holly⚽❤)1554236694.0
Sister's birthday candles
@Tom_Gatti I’ll play. My 3 yr old had a meltdown because he didn’t get to blow out his sisters birthday candles (he… https://t.co/SxxIuQ9QsO— bri (@bri)1554236431.0