May 19, 2008

Over The Hump?

Posted in Buggle Bite, Motherhood, Parenting, toddler at 7:25 pm by Momma

Yesterday was by far the most difficult day of Aidan Daidan’s 22 months.  Teething pain combined with the new found pre-terrible two tantrums is not a good mix.  Aidan spent much of yesterday in a puddle on the floor kicking his legs and pounding his arms.  For no real reason other than to throw a fit.  Me, being the kind, devoted, loving mother I am just ignored him and carried on with my things.

Granted my little angel was in pain, I didn’t totally blow him off….  He was chalked full of Tylenol, teething tabs, and a quick sweep of orajel.  I would have been happy to hold him and console him if he would have wanted that.  He was in one of those hold me/don’t hold me, feed me/I’m not hungry, I’m tired/I don’t wanna sleep kinda moods.  So alas he pounded his frustration out on the carpet.

Surprisingly, he slept fairly well.  He woke up a bit early for my liking, but beggars can’t be choosers I’m told!  He was in a decent mood all morning and we even managed to get a few errands done and make it to the park before I headed off to work!  He was still a bit out of sorts at the park.  He refused to have his feet touch the ground, but was elated to sit on his rump in the swing for half an hour.

After work I came home to a happy, playful and very happy to see Momma toddler.  A VERY nice treat.  I can see three out of the four eye teeth cut through the gums, so I am very much hoping we are over the teething hump!  I don’t know why getting teeth is so hard for my little doodle!  He’s tough as nails when it comes to just about everything else, so I suppose I can cut the poor little guy some slack!


May 17, 2008

Teething? Growing? Both?

Posted in Buggle Bite, Motherhood, Parenting, toddler at 8:35 pm by Momma

I finally see visual evidence of eye teeth popping through the gums!  Yippee!  It’s almost over–finally!  This definitely explains Aidan’s moods lately.  Including his new found sleeping, or lack thereof regimen.  The last two days he has fallen asleep before 10 am for about 40 minutes.  Yesterday he fell asleep during play group, and today while playing over at baby Kai’s, he slept right through gymnastics!

Instead of joining in the baby party fun, Aidan pooped out about ten minutes after we got to Kai’s.  I don’t know if the thought of finding a color square and another vocab lesson was just too much to handle, or if the kiddo is trying to manage his teething situation by zonking out.  Thankfully, he still went down for his noon nap and slept a little over two hours.

He was a handful when he woke up.  Needy, whiny, and wanting everything or was that nothing?  So I packed him in the car, loaded up the Puppers and headed to the Cross Trails for a walk.  Anything to keep him occupied and the whining at bay!

It worked!  Well, as long as I kept a constant forward motion….this too shall pass!!  If not, there’s always toddler dentures!  😯

May 16, 2008

“I Must Capture It On Film!”

Posted in Buggle Bite at 7:58 pm by Momma

Aidan loves to stash things around the house. Binkies are one of his favorite stashable items. Typically he only gets to play with his “misfit” binkies, the one’s he doesn’t like therefore he won’t suck on them all day. In any given day you can bet a chunk of time is spent putting all the binkies in his easter basket, taking them out, stashing them under the couch, and then putting them back in his basket. I have found binkies in kitchen drawers, laundry baskets, the fridge, and most recently Dad-Oh found one in his boot.

For some reason he has a fascination with shoving all 180 pieces of his play food under the couch. He better not catch you trying to clean up under there, either! There will be hell to pay! If he could talk I’m sure he’d say something along the lines of, “GET AWAY FROM MY STUFFFF!!!” Just a guess.

Tonight I was in the kitchen and I heard him banging around in the dogs dish. Not uncommon. Having known that the food and water bowls had been put up high, I didn’t think much of it. When I did come out of the kitchen I glanced over to find my son doing this:

Of course my camera was upstairs, so I ran up as quick as I could to try to “capture it on film!” Of course when I came down .2 seconds later he was over it. Or so I thought. What you can’t see is underneath him are his misfit binkies. Apparently, he had to get out and collect the rest because after dumping them into the bottom of the bowl he climbed right back in!

If you look really closely you can see the orange handle of a misfit binkie. He and Pablo have become best of buds. I think the bunny ears was the clincher!

May 15, 2008

It Has Begun!

Posted in Buggle Bite at 8:27 pm by Momma

Tomorrow will be Dad-Oh’s sixth day fishing, and I’m already ready for him to be done!  Well, I suppose I would settle for me being done too.  Okay, yeah pick me!  😛  Summers are always more stressful for me.  I have a lot more on my plate in the summer time.  It’s hard finding time to fit it all in.  Hence, the no post last night.  On top of all the extra duties Aidan Daidan has decided to sleep like crapola for the last few nights.  Which is always a special treat!

I am too delirious to even think of anything coherent to write so I will admit defeat and head off to bed.  Where, HOPEFULLY I will be able to actually sleep!

May 13, 2008

Pablo, This is Called a “Mountain!”

Posted in Buggle Bite, toddler, Wordless Wednesday at 8:26 pm by Momma

Wordless Wednesday!

May 12, 2008

Gymnastics ’08

Posted in Buggle Bite, Motherhood, Parenting, toddler at 8:24 pm by Momma

This last Saturday was Aidan’s first gymnastics class of 2008. Last year we had three two-week sessions that were M-Th. This year class is only on Saturday mornings at 9:30 for half an hour. Getting up and out of the house on Saturday mornings before 9:30 am for only half an hour is totally grounds for a Mommy of the Year Award! Just incase I haven’t given you enough reasons to nominate me! 😛

This year they have a new “instructor.” I put that in quotes because it’s a group of toddlers under the age of 3 what can you really “instruct?” The first day’s lesson plan was really quite comical. It’s obvious that she does not have children of her own. She tried to have all the children sit on the mat on individual color squares and “stretch.” Needless to say my child had his own agenda and it had NOTHING to do with color squares, stretching or warming up! Or much to do with her at all!

I had to laugh when she said, “boys and girls spread your legs as far as you can, this is called the straddle, can you say straddle?” Dad-Oh looked at me and said, “Aidan can’t even tell us when he’s pooped himself, I think straddle is aways away!” Seriously, straddle? Is that really a word you want your toddler running through the grocery store saying?

Regardless of the organized stretching, the vocab lesson, or the early start time Aidan had a blast and that folks, is exactly why I do it! 😛

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