When i was a room leader in the baby room of a day nursery i recall this one child who was a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde. He was 2 years old, adorable and so well behaved .... …..until his mum came to collect him.
When his mum brought him in for a settling in session she warned us that he could be very challenging. We were told to expect tantrums and meltdowns daily but they almost never happened.
Mum would drop him off to nursery and daddy would pick him up.
This one particular evening mummy came to get him instead of daddy. Daddy was held up at work and the little angel that we were used to seeing suddenly disappeared and in his place... the Tasmanian Devil!