Excuse Me – It’s Called a Tantrum

Portrait of mature woman sitting in countryside

Today is so different than when I was a

child. Nowadays, if you’re not satisfied

everyone knows it…


Please excuse me,

I’m just having a moment.

Things are not going my way.


I’m not happy

until I have my way.


Hmmm, in my day,

it was called a tantrum.

If you were with the sitter, acting out,

when she called mom,

all it took was that one phone call.

on the phone
Portrait of mature woman sitting in countryside

I remember the days when 

a trantrum was a trantrum.

Instead of getting even, 

lashing out or having a fit-

you straighten up, 

calmed yourself down

and acted rational. 

If not, there was a consequence.

It made you a 

grounded man or woman,

a respectable adult.

So, dear little ones

when things do not go your way,

act the way your mom and dad raise you.

Besides, your mom and dad would be proud.

Portrait of mature woman sitting in countryside

From what I see,

as I sit back and watch, 

it seems it’s easier nowadays for some

parents to get by 

letting you have your way.

8 thoughts on “Excuse Me – It’s Called a Tantrum

    1. Thanks, the pictures are a little switch away from my norm. I have used more pictures lately than usual. I try to use different creative ways to get the message across. Thanks for your observation.

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