Roman is at that age.
He knows exactly what he wants,
and realizes that many times he is powerless to get his way.
Enter: the two-year-old-tantrum.
But Roman has certainly perfected the whole thing.
Because he doesn't really know how to throw a true tantrum.
He doesn't whine, or scream, or kick his legs like most of his peers.
Instead, if something is unsatisfactory to the point of tantrum,
he drops prostrate to the ground...
squeezes his eyes shut as tightly as they will go...
and then doesn't move a muscle.
not a sound.
for at least a minute.
(or until you giggle)
Various surface materials are of no concern to him.
Concrete, tile, carpet, linoleum...it's all the same really.
And for some reason, besides being totally amused by it,
and madly in love with the little guy for it,
every time I see him do this I can't help but think...
he would have made an outstanding addition to the civil rights movement.