In Control

"Aaarrrggghhhh!"
"Arrrggghhh!"
"Waaaahhh, wahhh, waaah"
"I can't do it"
"I want to do it"
"Aaarrrrggghhhh"
"In control"
Silence.

I am now the proud owner of a child who calms himself down by saying "in control" in the voice of Animal from The Muppets.

My son loves The Muppets. He has seen the latest movie about ten times (although never all the way through). His favourite Muppet is Kermit, followed closely by Animal.

There is a scene at the very beginning of the film when Animal is in an anger management class. When he gets excited about drums he calms himself down by saying "in control".

I question what on earth people think of me though when my son has a mini meltdown followed by him saying "in control" and calming down. Seriously. What must they think about him? Does it make me look like a monster of a mother or does he just look like a three year old with anger management problems?

I have no problem with it because it works so amazingly well. My only concern is that his seventeen month old sister has started saying it too. Clearly my entire family has issues with anger!



4 comments

  1. Oh wow! I must watch the show lol, I would love to see my daughter say 'in control' and calms down. And as long as it works, who cares what others think ;)

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    1. Very true. It is very funny watching him! The film is good too and I am not really a fan of The Muppets.

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  2. Ha ha _ I love this and will be trying it out... with my husband!

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  3. Brilliant! Maybe I should try that too!

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