6 {really immature} ways to communicate with grumpy kids

6 really immature ways to communicate with grumpy kids

My kids have been exceptionally grumpy this week. It hasn't helped that it is summer, we are busy, and they've been getting to bed late. Added to that is the fact that Gator has been getting 4 molars in at once and I'm pretty sure he's the world's slowest {+ miserable} teether. Throw in an older brother who has made it his job to taunt his younger brother, and it's a perfect storm. Like any good momma, I'm doing my best to handle them with grace, but it's getting difficult. And my usual rational strategies just don't seem to be working today--so my mom brain naturally thinks maybe it's time to throw reason out the window.

Do you ever just wonder if you're the crazy one? Like maybe you're the one who can't communicate? If you haven't, don't worry, they will drive you to that point someday ;-)

So in the spirit of "if you can't beat em', join em'", here are 6 {really immature} ways to communicate with grumpy kids:

Flap your arms

This is a favorite strategy of my youngest, just stand there and flap your arms to convey your frustration.

Take it to the next level: Add some grunting or better yet, screaming.

Run away

If you don't like what they are doing or offering you, just run away. I don't care if the kid is offering you ice cream--if you're grumpy, run away.

Take it to the next level: Add arm flapping. Bonus points for running, arm flapping, and screaming.

Fall to the floor

That's right, just crumple to the floor. Life is just too difficult to keep standing.

Take it to the next level: Scream while falling.

Yell "NO!"

Whatever the issue, just yell "NO!"

Take it to the next level: Yell "NO!", flap your arms, and fall to the floor.


If you aren't getting your point across, just start whining. Obviously, this helps the receiving party understand your words. You were speaking too clearly.

Take it to the next level: Add arm flapping while whining and running away.

Fall to the floor and smash your head into the floor

This one always gets your point across while punishing the other person. Duh.

Take it to the next level: Fall to your knees and crawl into the wall. Bonus points for bruises.

Let's continue the fun, I'd love to hear from you! What would you add to the list?

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