I have taken Eva and Scarlett to San Clemente for the weekend.
Eva freaked out on the plane.
She has been on a plane 10 times before this. It is not new for her.
I was not prepared for the freak out. I was also holding Scarlett so I could not hold Eva which I know would have totally diffused the situation.
Eva screamed and cried for 25 minutes and would not sit in her seat.
Not only was I completely embarrassed I had no idea what to do about it.
At home Eva has her fits in her room and comes out when she is done so on the plane I had had enough and shut down and ignored her. I told her when she was ready I would talk to her. This did not work and realize it was probably not the best way to deal with it but again I was totally unprepared and felt helpless.
The only things I am proud about is that I refused to bribe her. I want her to behave because it is the right thing to do not because she is going to get a reward and I did not use the bink. Phew. It was tough.
It took me a good 3 hours to get over it and not be mad. Eva was over it as soon as she was off the plane.
Of course I texted my sister to ask her how I should have handled it.
I got some good advice and feel more prepared for the future.
Although I am going to take the Love and Logic parenting class because let's be honest, I don't know how to be a parent. It's all new to me.
I did not recognize this little angel at all today and it was scary.
Scarlett was perfect.