“Pre-kids I remember my husband commenting that we would never be ‘that family’ that doesn’t go out to places because it’s all too hard with kids. Somewhere along the line we have become ‘that family’! We have a 1 year old and a 2.5yr old. It seems every time we go out, one has a melt down and we end up cutting things short. Often we now find ourselves avoiding going out at all. Every time the triggers can differ…for the 2.5 yr old it can be anything involving us saying no e.g. no you can’t run off in the car park, no you can’t have that lolly. The 1 yr old gets quite irritable even just driving in the car or sitting in the pram. Any suggestions would be most appreciated as it starting to get quite depressing for both myself and the hubby. My hubby is a stay at home Dad so he is feeling it even worse than me, as every time he even tries to go the shop he leaves feeling worked up and unhappy. ” Any tips for struggling to leave the house?