Friday, February 12, 2010

An Unlikely Break-Up

My son is officially acting two. I was not so delusional that I thought I could get through unscathed, but this is ridiculous. It takes him 2 hours to get to sleep at night. He gets up 2 or 3 times in the middle of the night, climbs in my bed and then sleeps on my face. To add insult to injury; his 2-nap-a-day has gone to 30 minutes. With about an hour of drama before that. He punches, he hits, he whines and he refuses to eat. A completely different toddler within 2 days.

When I get this frustrated in a relationship, I like to break-up with the person. I imagine my current relationship problem could be dealt with like this:

Dear Toddler, I need to write this out so that I can get it all out before you interrupt me. First of all, you're great; you're going to go far in life. I truly want only the best for you. I just think we're in a different place right now, you know? It's not you; it's me! I just can't handle a serious relationship right now. I love you a lot, but I think I just need my space for awhile.


But, I won't write this. Instead, I will get up in the middle of the night and comfort him. I will make endless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches if that's all he'll eat right now. I will pray. I will call my Mother and cry. I will ask for advice on facebook. And I will get over it. Cause I'm the mommy now. And a 2-year-old will not best me...I hope...

Cheetos are calories, right??


The Mills Gang said...

Thanks for that little laugh tonight! That was perfect, well-said, and has been my life too! :) Hang in there! There is light at the end of the tunnel--I promise!

Casey said...

You are too funny....and have a great perspective!! I don't have much advice for you because Chloe has left me stumped, speechless, outsmarted, and bewildered at times myself. There are many times she gets the best of me and clearly shows me that she is....definitely...smarter than me.

Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like he needs a sibling :)

Sarah@EmergingMummy said...

Look at Anonymous, stirring the pot!

They go through those seasons. And you want to give them back for a few minutes. I know, baby.

Minters - The Other Side of the Story said...

Ohh friend...that makes me chuckle. I guess Seanna has been a 2 yr old for most of her life. Ohhh my. Take a deep breath, burn all books that tell you how to have the perfect child and laugh laugh laugh till your butt falls off (heck, what else can you do??? cry??) :)