He has been trying out a sitting tantrum which is reserved solely for his car seat, stroller and high chair. Big flings his head from side to side rapidly while yelling his head off. This one actually makes me laugh, and always earns him high tantrum style points.
Most recently, when it comes to tantrums of the standing variety, he has been throwing his head backwards with all of his might. But, after hitting a few walls and door frames with the back of his head, and realizing the near impossibility of maintaining his balance if he does it while standing, he seems to have developed a new tantrum style.
Big's new style is one that I have been hoping would never come about....the head butt. Within a five minute period today (before I managed to get him a snack), he head butted my laptop, the banister and one of my front teeth. Ouch! Not the best idea if one already has a head wound as he does (but, hey, he's only one! He needs a little more time to gain the ability to think more logically. Of course, if he's like me, that may never come!)
Hopefully he will realize sooner rather than later that the whole head butt thing is not all it's cracked up to be. Really, I think Big's original style of flopping on the ground is the least painful and definitely the most restful (I mean, I'll take any chance I can get to lie down for a moment!). Maybe he'll go back to that one. I can only hope.