Toddler What To Expect

The Sour Patch Kid Phase

We’re all familiar with Sour Patch Kids — the candies that are first sour, then turn sweet. We’re even more familiar with the Sour Patch Kids commercials on TV, particularly the one where the life-size candy cuts off a young girl’s hair (the sour phase), then apologetically hugs the girl (the sweet phase).
When these commercials aired, I never expected that my (then) baby, Skeeter (not her real name), would eventually enter what we’ve now coined “The Sour Patch Kid Phase.” Of course, my two-year old doesn’t have access to scissors, so there’s no hair cutting (yet). But lately we’ve witnessed some pretty impressive tantrums, immediately followed by episodes of surprising sweetness — that have left me confused…