Monday, October 24, 2011

"This kid is driving me crazy!"

Yes. I'm echoing Robert Munsch's line from his book Love you Forever which I love to read and I usually sing to my son at night. However, yes! Jack-Jack is driving me crazy at 25 months!

He has bad eating habits which I know and feel guilty about because he must have picked it up from us. It's just that I'm not sure how to correct it. And it saddens me and irks me because while there are a lot of times he'd eat so eagerly and would ask for seconds, there are times he wouldn't even touch his rice and just eat the meat. Or, he's like a mouse, he'd bite on one piece, put it back on his plate, then bite another one and so on and so forth. But he wouldn't finish all even if there are only a few pieces. I'm finding it hard to really feed him, and he's underweight already as it is.

It's also hard to make him fall asleep. Even if we have a semi-established bedtime routine, most nights it's a struggle to make him sleep. Just like last night. He didn't take a nap so it should have been easy making him sleep. But it was just the opposite. He was still bouncing off the walls and he'd keep on asking for the potty twice in a row even if it's just a trickle and he'd keep on going down the bed. I had to roughly push him back on his bed with a shout until he cried. Then I told him sorry while I held him, but that he's being very naughty and mommy wants to sleep already and that mommy also knows he's already tired. He leaned on me with half-closed eyes, echoing what I said with a sleepy voice. And that was the only time he did lie down and proceeded to sleep.

It's exhausting, frustrating, irritating, and even saddening. I know and I admit I might have missed something but I do plan on slowly trying to correct it before it becomes permanent. But I need help, especially my husband's. I have to be firm, but still caring and understanding. But I need J's support in this. Besides, the cycle isn't healthy for my pregnancy. So I really need an overhaul. And a peaceful mind.

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