I was planning to ask the Hotty Pediatrician about this when I take the kids in in a couple of weeks, but I realized it is one of the things that you people are probably a lot more qualified to offer advice about. I mean sure, he has seven years of medical training, but we have a hell of a lot more kids than he does.
So here's the thing. Owen takes a nap every day after lunch. When he wakes up, he does his usual, cry mildly/throw everything out of his crib/cry mildly some more thing. And then when I pick him up, he starts screaming like I am tearing his arms off and beating him about the head with them. He is miserable, in total agony, spouting tearful, snotful, inconsolable screams for at least ten minutes, and usually more like half an hour. Chris can do something funny and usually jolly him out of it, but the only thing that works for me lie down with him on my chest and sing his Special Soothing Song repeatedly until he calms down. (More on the Special Soothing Song later, in a planned post about Inappropriate Lullabies and how they will come back to bite you in the ass.)
And I would be more worried about this, except that I remember Mia doing the exact same thing at roughly the same age. And even though I know that since both my kids did it there are probably more kids that did it, and even though once he snaps out of it he is is fine and happy and ready for a snack, it is still Worrisome.
And so I want to know, did your kids do this? Do you know why? Do you have a solution, other than a judicious application of Time and Post-Bedtime Alcohol?