Friday, January 25, 2008

Crankiness Abounds....

I know I've whined about my children's sleep habits in a previous blog, but why oh why is my boy such a nightmare to get to bed? Does he feel it's his duty as a future man in training to stress out the women in his life? Is it because I ate to many Girl Scout cookies while he was in utero and therefor creating a permanent sugar high in his energetic little body? Does he possibly think that his boring stay-at-home mother needs a little practice in anger management (of which I fail miserably)? I don't know. All I know is that my sweet little 3 year old knows how to turn this mom into a cranky, red-faced, temper tantrum throwing mommy. I try to be calm. I try to rationalize with him (yeah, three year olds are not conducive to rationalizing). I read countless books (many of which involve how wonderful it is to go to sleep!). I sing to him (including songs which I have to make up off the top of my head "Mom, sing the song about the monster fire truck"). I take away privileges when he's out of control. I hug him, I kiss him. I try to be a good mom. So why do I feel like such a failure??? WHY CAN'T I GET HIM TO BED????

My girls are easy. Brush teeth, read book, sing songs...bed. Done. *Sigh* Someday I'll show him this blog. I love my little man, as challenging as he is, I still love him.


4 comments:

Andrea said...

Dre, C is adorable!!!! That is a great picture of him. But guess what we have the same problem here! WHo knows, maybe it's just boys!

Wendy said...

Maybe its that we had them in March...Im telling ya its the picies in them. Zoey is just as stubborn most of the time. She has learned not to mess with us when it comes to bed time though....lol.

Deirdre said...

LOL, thanks guys. Glad to know I'm not suffering alone!

Stacie said...

OMG, love that picture.

I am still rocking Sam. Sure some of it is me, because when I am NOT home, he will lay down on the couch and just fall asleep. BUT if I am home...it has to be rock rock.