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What is Happening

Temper tantrum
Wah! Wah! Wah!
Kicking shelves.
Bam. Bam. Bam.
Out of control child
has snapped.
Tired of trying to figure
out where the limit line is.
Is this fair?
Not really.

Customers watch him get
handed a reward.
Shocked that it is happening.
Wanting to say something.
Not daring to.
The community is not in control anymore
And people get angry much more easily now.
Wah! Wah! Wah! Bam! Bam! Bam!
It is not the expensive toy that he wanted.
He wants the one not in his age bracket.
The two hundred dollar Air Force 1 plane.
He insists.
And Mommy hands it to him.

What is happening here?
Who is in charge?
Who is in control?
He is three.
Is it fair?
Maybe.
If you want him to grow up
To be a giant baby
Who always bullies people
And gets his own way.
Maybe presidential material?

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Date: 4/12/2019 1:02:00 PM
I agree, tantrums should not be rewarded, but I guess it's different when you call it 'passion' instead of 'throwing a fit!'
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Date: 4/12/2019 10:55:00 PM
Hahahahahahaha Right.