Chicken Burgers and a Tantrum
If you’re like me, you have no patience. Which means that a tantrum at 5pm is bad news for both you and said tantrum architect. But before you do something you’ll be sorry for later, quickly place junior in a very long time-out and take your aggression out on a nice package of ground chicken. I always keep my freezer stocked with ground chicken for exactly this reason. If you’re lucky enough to have remembered to take it out of the freezer in the morning, you can get right to work kneading your hands through the ground slimy bits right at 5pm. If you need to nuke it for a minute, that’s fine too. But in the end you’ll have accomplished two things while you’re punishing your child. One, you’ll have made a healthy dinner and two, you’ll have gotten out a lot of stress and anxiety.