Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The Screaming J
Today I put J down for his nap, and he woke up early in a bad mood. He started screaming like this and I always feel so bad for Micah (who was asleep in the same room), that I usually rush in and pick J up so he stops. So I picked him up and rocked him back to sleep, and immediately he started screaming again. I was determined to not start this pattern again of me rushing in, rocking him to sleep, and him screaming again, so this time I just let him scream. For 40 minutes the boy screamed bloody murder, and poor Micah tried to sleep through it. It's a good thing we don't have any neighbors, let me tell you! I was so irritated and bothered. I don't do well with screaming babies.
After his nap, he wanted to listen to music and kept saying "Dah Duh!!" over and over. I started my usual interpretation routine: "Which song? The SpiderMan song? No? The Wiggles song? No? Life is a Highway?" Jaden nods. "Uh huh!" he says back. So, I started the song and started walking away, when he started screaming again. "Ants!" "Ants!" he was saying. "Huh?!" I said back. After a few minutes I started to walk away but he got frustrated again. (He was playing drums to the song at this point). "Ants!" I finally realized what he was saying. "You want me to DANCE?!" "Uh HUH!" he said back. I couldn't help but laugh. So he drummed, and I danced. He smiled. Oy! I can't wait until this child can fully talk!
Tonight at dinner he once again won us back with his charm. Ever the entertainer, he decided to put his bread in his ear. He just put it right in there and kept eating like nothing happened. How can you help but love this child?! :)
Posted by Jaimie at 10:00 PM