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I hate temper tantrums. Who does?! If you say you do, you're lying through your teeth. They're ear-splitting, nerve-racking, headache-pounding, wanna-pop-a-pill, pull-your-hair-out and scream, annoying!

McKayla has these fits occasionally (luckily they don't happen too often, otherwise I wouldn't be blogging b/c I don't think they allow computer access in the mental hospitals). She gets almost seizure like in that it seems she can't control herself. She's crying and screaming and repeating the same thing over and over and over again. "MOM!! MOM!! MOM!! MOM!! I WANT YOU TO COME HERE!!! I WANT YOU TO COME HERE!! I WANT YOU TO COME HERE!!" (and she's right in front of you) Yeah, you get the picture of my enjoyment when these occur.

What makes it even more frustrating is that you don't know how to fix her. Different things will snap her out of it, but those things always change. One day it could be doing the Spongebob Squarepants Dance (which involves me running like an idiot, with arms and legs flailing and doing almost a yodel sound. (yeah, laugh, I do too LOL) Another day could be just flat out ignoring her. Then it could be something as mundane and silly as you fake tripping or grabbing a book. Basically, you have to hope you can quickly find the magic button that shuts her off or you have to wait it out to where she exhausts herself.

These "seizures" can last anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. They vary. Depends on what starts it. Sometimes (and usually the biggest culprit) is waking up in the Jeep when we get home, when she wasn't ready to go home. We usually try to tell her that we're going home, but either she forgets or it still doesn't do the trick.

I'm hoping this is a short-lived faze. I'm hoping I can look back on these days with amazement that I survived it all. Surely that's not too much to ask?

So, if you see a post that simply says something like "AHHHHHHHHHHHHH", you'll know what kind of day I'm having. Yeah, you envy me don't ya?

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