More screaming. After another 10 minutes or so and he continued to turn down all my offers, I decided to move to the couch. After he had a wriggled around on the floor and gotten closer to me, I finally decided to pick him up against his will and forced him to put his head down while I rubbed his back. He slowly calmed down and stopped screaming. After about 5 minutes of cuddling, he got down, walked over to his food and ate all of his pancakes by himself (which he's never done before) and acted like the past 40 minutes hadn't happened!
I called Dave during all this so he could hear Benjamin and he said that it was a good thing that I did, because he wouldn't have believed me otherwise on how big a fit he was throwing and screaming like he was. He's never done this before and I hope he doesn't again for a long time!!!!!
Because these photos aren't the easiest to see, I thought I'd end with something happier. Yesterday Benjamin fell asleep flat on his back in the living room in the middle of all his toys for the first time ever. I had asked him if he was ready for his nap (to go night, night) and usually once he's sleepy he agrees but he kept denying me, so I let him keep playing. Eventually, I guess he just got too tired! It was pretty funny and I wanted to take a picture, but couldn't find the camera. When Dave got home he remembered that he had left it outside (BIG oops!!!) and to make it up to me made Benjamin give me some good smiles for some pictures! Here's one of him upside down, smiling, hair all fluffed out! Much cuter than the ones above, don' t you think?!?!?!?!