I have to say, it surprised me. I mean, I know he's nearly 15 months old and that it is perfectly normal for a 15-month-old to tantrum. In fact, Oscar started having tantrums much earlier, at maybe 10 or 11 months. Maybe I thought Miles had skipped by this stage entirely? I don't know.
Maybe it's that Miles William has always been so even tempered. He has always been my little prince, my ray of sunshine. He's been such a mellow baby, so easy going, quick to smile with an easy and frequent laugh. His snuggles warm the soul. The kid has the kind of giggle that makes women ovulate and his smile? Good lord the dimples on this kid. They should be illegal.
I know I should be happy that Miles has put off toddlerhood for this long, but part of me (a hugely, gigantic, enormous part) wants him to stay a baby for just a bit longer (like forever.)
And now we have tantrums. Plural. As in he's been having them daily this week, sometimes more than one a day. With Oscar, I'd just ignore him and he'd get over it in about two minutes. Not Miles William. Nope. He'll just go one and on with the crying and the flailing. "What's wrong with Miles?" Oscar asks me.
"Oh, he's just growing up," I say.
And his is. My baby is growing up. Gah.