If you are a single mother to a beautiful little daughter ... don't watch the movie Beaches (even for "old times sake"). Your cousin will laugh her *ss off at you when you call sobbing, "I don't want to die and leave my daughter alone."
On the irrational toddler front: This morning Lucy's first melt-down occurred about 1/2 hour after waking up. She was sitting on my lap "snuggleoing" and her tummy growled, she thought that was really funny until I couldn't make more of "that noise". Then we had tears.