Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Eating My Words

You may recall how boastful I was, just a few short posts ago, because my almost-two-year-old had moved into his big boy bed, easy as you please. The honeymoon lasted all of about 48 hours, and since that time we've had various escape attempts, lots of whimpering, a smattering of crying, and yes, even some fit-throwing. Griffin has truly always gone to bed and down for naps so easily. I swear. Now, though, he wants to be rocked, or he wants to "rub hair", or have a puppet show...or anything else he can come up with to stall out on me. It makes me crazy because I much prefer put him down wide awake, so that he can put himself to sleep. I feel as though he gets better rest that way, and well, I just think it is better for him.

Steve, molly-coddling his boy a couple of weeks ago, because he is The Best Daddy in the World


Anyway, we are getting there - - we are having days here and there when he goes down without a struggle. So, I am hopeful that this too shall pass. Today though....oh my. Today my boys were a couple of hyenas. On crack. They were wresting, bickering, crying, stomping, shouting, etc., ALL. DAY. LONG. By 5:00 p.m. I'd really had it, so as you can imagine, when bed time rolled around at 7:30 p.m., I was in no mood to mess around. After Griffin got out of bed for the third time, which was followed by his older brother asking if you could have a "little snack", I did what any mother who is over-tired, and whose husband is out of town until next Monday would do:

I threw them both in my bed, where I didn't hear another peep out of either one of them. Sometimes, you've gotta do what you've gotta do!

8 comments:

Lisa said...

The picture of Steve in the fire engine bed is hysterical!

Bedtime is such an IMPORTANT part of the day for us moms! I hope your bedtime troubles get easier soon.

Melissa said...

That picture of Steve...oh my! That's some Daddy-dedication right there! :D

Margaret said...

He deserves the dad of the year award for that!! Priceless picture!

It will get better....or so they tell me!! ;)

Heather said...

I'm happy to report that Griffie went down for his nap today without a fight. We'll see how tonight goes...

Joy said...

I hear ya! That's actually what Roy did last night when I wasn't home - went to bed with both boys in our bed. Too cute.

The pic of Steve is one you will want to keep forever. Daddy's Rock!

Cheryl and Ashton said...

The photo of Steve in the firetruck bed sure made me smile and laugh out loud! I remember those nights of "I'm thirsty or hungry or one more story or I'm not tired" and on and on it went... But it will pass. I have done the same as you with the "sleep-over" in my bed-hey, whatever works for you!

Jen said...

I'm LMFAO at that pic of Steve!!!

I would've, and have, thrown SP into bead with me too. Sleep is a good thing!

Linda said...

Hey, whatever gets you through the night, right?

Love that picture of Steve in the bed, although it looks like Griffin's head is on top of Steve's body since I can't see Steve's head. Too funny!

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