There is many a time when a child is in tantrum mode, and it can be difficult to get them excited for a situation that even I find boring. Here are some interesting stories that others have found useful in their lives.
Last winter, I took my daughter skiing for the first time. I am the kind of skier whose stopping method is a fancy maneuver I like to call Falling Over on Purpose. Still, it seemed like a fun way to spend a Sunday. The thing is we hadn’t realized that the day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the busiest day of the entire ski season. We wound up waiting hours for skis.
The weather was not on our side, and I didn’t blame Sasha for complaining about it. She was cold. I was cold. Everyone in line was cold. But after a while, her whining started grating on me, and I worried that it was getting on other people’s nerves, too. At first I told her that I heard her — I knew it was freezing. But all we could do was hop around, wiggle our limbs, hug each other. Anything to stay as warm as possible. She quickly cycled through those things and ended with a prolonged “I’m booored.” Well, so was I.