8.24.2007

I aim low

Our 18 month old has been playing mind games with us for a week. He keeps waking up periodically in the night crying. Not shatter glass end of the world come get me immediately crying. Just, you know, hey, I'm sorta upset and I want you to know about it but I don't really need anything I just like to have you on standby in case I change my mind crying. And he only seems to cry long enough to wake me up. By the time I think I should get up and go in there he stops. So then I'm laying there wondering if I should go ahead and check on him. Sometimes I get as far as standing outside his door wondering.

But going in the room is a big step. Or at least it is for our kid. You open that door and he springs upright in the crib. Groggy or not. And he'll expect you to pay attention to him. Don't be trying any of that lame pat the back and tell him to go back to sleep crap you read in some parenting book. Get over yourself. That kid expects to get picked up. And a cup of milk wouldn't hurt either. In fact, why did you even bother going in there without milk? What kind of mother are you? You suck. It's like you don't even love him. To punish you he will now scream for 7 minutes straight for no apparent reason. There. Enjoy.

Is it any wonder I'm glad it's Friday? My goals for this weekend include less random screaming and a hot shower. Sometimes it's okay to aim low.

9 comments:

Joy, of course said...

The good thing about aiming low is it's easy to accomplish your goals. And hey, a shower in peace is no small thing.

Kim said...

I remember that crying in the middle of the night thing. Now they just randomly get out of bed and come stand by ours. It can be a little startling in the dark!

Thanks for visiting my place and for the kitty advice. Had him checked and no apparent problems. I guess he's just mad at us!

ablondeblogger said...

I hope you got that hot shower in today. :)

Michelle said...

I just love your blog - your witty sarcasm just makes me happy :D ...And your flickr badge just cracks me up with your husband messing with the sprinkler water pressure - too funny!

Sending you lots of sleep and hot shower vibes!

a happier girl said...

Thanks, everyone! Saturday night my husband and I both passed out and didn't hear a peep out of anyone until 8 am. We both slept the sleep of the dead. It was awesome. So awesome I got up the next morning and locked myself in the bathroom for my much anticipated hot shower. I even shaved my legs!

Damselfly said...

Less random screaming and a hot shower -- ahhh. Sound like good goals.

a happier girl said...

Those should be my daily goals. Especially the less screaming. Our 18 month old hasn't mastered that yet. So. Very. Loud.

Kimberly said...

I've been going through that crying in the middle of the night thing for waaay too long. Fortunately, it seems to be nearing the end of its run. I won't tell you how old my daughter is though. It would just bum you out. :-/

a happier girl said...

You're probably right. Best not to tell me how long this random screaming will last. I'm not sure I'm mentally ready for that information yet.

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