Anatomy of a Meltdown
I have all kinds of blog post ideas swirling in my brain. Good posts. Deep posts. Life-changing posts! Posts with scriptures and illustrations and personal application and EVERYTHING! But for some reason, the nerve connecting the creative part of my brain to the muscles in my fingertips seems to be malfunctioning. I could blame it on a lot of things. But today, I’ll just blame it on Kenpo.
So while I spend some time researching and brainstorming on one of my many ideas for a great post on hearing God’s voice, I’ll leave you with a short Photo Production entitled:
Anatomy of a Meltdown
Starring, Elijah Cooper
Elijah happily frolics through the back yard on Easter morning, collecting colored Easter eggs. Frolic, Elijah! Frolic!
Disappointed and upset at the injustice of it all, Elijah sits down in protest. From henceforth, Elijah shall nary participate in a backyard Easter Egg hunt.
Oh, wait…he’s going down…
Could it be? Yep. It’s a full-blown meltdown, folks. Once again proving what every parent in America already knows: Easter candy on an empty stomach is a recipe for ugly.
Disclaimer: No Cooper children were harmed in the making of this Photo Production, unless you count the chocolate tummy ache, which was completely self-inflicted by the star of the show.
All the goodness of a reality show, without a dedicated camera crew, with the required primal breakdown, and with no Verne Troy. Perfect.
I witnessed a similar meltdown today, and ended up kicking my 4th grader out of the car to stay home with her father, and forbidding her to go to church choir because I wasn't in the mood…
And as I drove down the road, I realized I just forbid my daughter to attend church…
Who had the meltdown? It's all very fuzzy now!
have had those…good times!!
I LOVE it! And the fact that you captured it all with your camera makes it even more hysterical!
I can picture you laughing while snapping away…were you?
Oh, that stinkin' swift sister!
Hilarious! You know he's going to kill you in about 5 years for posting that. 🙂
I'm just amazed that you had the presence of mind to actually take pictures while it was happening! Too funny!
I love it! All I can think of is Pastor Juan saying, "Elijah, mighty man of God!" LOL!!
Miss you guys!
LOL! Tooo funny and GREAT pics!
This. is. AWESOME!! I'm laughing a little bit. I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time, but I love love love that you captured it on camera. That is brilliant.
Lots of drama in the Cooper household. Too funny!
Thanks for the laugh, Sandy, we've all see the 'disasters' that follow our kids under the influence of too much sugar. (Though mine get like that at bedtime every night – without the sugar.) Great photos too.