Join Date: May 2005
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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We spent the afternoon at Explora and it was really great! It's so nice to not have school and be able to take the kids out so they can expend all that energy outside of my house!
But I gotta say. . .N has been driving me c-r-a-z-y! Well, he's beiing his usual self, which you guys never get to see because that's the way he is. At home he just cries and whines ALL DAY LONG. When I take him out of the house, he's a perfect angel. Today at explora, he walked for 2 hrs straight! (Yes, he's finally walking!) He was into everything and had a blast. Laughed and babbled and was just a delightful little boy. There were these big foam blocks that are pretty heavy to someone like him and he was the happiest pushing them around the room. It was strange. . all he wanted to do was push heavy things.
And the second we came back home, he dissolved into a puddle of tears and has been crying ever since. He still doesn't sleep during the day, except for the occasional 10 min nap in the car. And his nighttime sleep just sucks too. I'd love for him to be able to sleep like, 2 hrs at a time, without waking and wanting the boob. And somebody help us all he wakes up and I'm not there. It's like he's had separation anxiety his whole life. I mean, you guys see at pg if I step out of his sight he breaks down. . it's like 10x worse if he wakes up and I'm not there. Still trying to night-wean, but I'm a sucker for sleep and usually give in after about 5 min of crying. DH is no help because he needs sleep for work and doesn't sleep well on his own as it is.
Mama to Boy (2) and Girl (5)