I love them..... No not really. At least not while they're going on. When finished I can laugh at the madness a tantrum is. My son had a brilliant one the other day. I asked him before dinner if he wanted spaghetti. Yes mummy. Half an hour later we sit down to eat and all hell breaks loose. I have (what was I thinking) put a plate with pasta in front of him. He's screaming and through the big tears rolling down his cheeks telling me I said spaghetti and this is not spaghetti! I say it's the same (another big mistake which sparks louder screaming) and says he can eat all the other stuff on his plate. The spaghetti trauma takes him a good 20 minutes to get over but eventually he eats all his dinner and even gets down afterwards saying thanks for dinner! Life is a rollercoaster when you're 3½ years old. Here's a picture of pasta and spaghetti next to each other. Just so none of you other mums out there make the same mistake.