Like this morning... he woke up and started crying, so I got him and took him to brush his teeth like we do every morning. But he would not brush his teeth, and was saying "eat" so I figure ok, he must be hungry, and we went downstairs, put him in his high chair with some cheerioe while I got him some yogurt. Well, he didn't want the cheerios and started crying harder (he had been crying the whole time) so I get the yogurt and take him into the living room to sit and eat. But apparently he didn't want the yogurt either. He started screaming, and wouldn't even taste it. He got up and was standing at the gate to the dining room/kitchen just screaming. I would ask him if he was hungry periodically and he would say yes, and come over, but when I tried to give him a bite he would start screaming again.
Finally, after almost a half an hour, I went and got a frozen waffle and sat down with it. He seemed a little more interested in that, and I managed to get him to sit down and start eating it. Then he tried the yogurt and liked it and finished both and was fine...
I think he really wanted eggs for breakfast, but we ran out, and I hadn't gotten any more. I wish he was at the point where he could tell me what he wants or tell me why he is screaming. It is so frustrating, and I know it's going to get worse. I just hope he kinda grows out of this stage by the time the baby is born. I know it is a long shot, but you never know!
Does anyone else have a child that does this? how do you handle it, and do they respond? I usually just ignore it and try to calmly talk to him, but it doesn't seem to work.