Not sure if Thomas is teething, still getting over his ear infection or just being an almost 2-year-old. Whatever the case, the boy is really crabby this week and it’s driving his Daddy nuts. I try to be extra patient when I’m with them, knowing he’ll probably be more of a pill for Daddy when I’m at work. It’s like just when Charlotte matured a bit and stopped with some of her daily meltdowns, Thomas stepped right in as her star replacement. He cried at a restaurant we went to late morning for an early lunch. He didn’t want to stay in the high chair, wouldn’t eat the chips we got right away for him and burst into tears over everything from the crayons on the table to his bib. So we almost left, then his grilled cheese came and he calmed down. Food has the same effect on his mommy, actually. Dave and I were talking about how the timing is never right with little ones. You want to stay active to keep them entertained, but if they get up too early they’re ready for a nap mid-morning…. yet if they get that nap you’ll be dealing with cranky little ones all afternoon. So some times it’s better to keep them up, take them to the water park or wherever and guarantee the eventual nap will be a longer and more effective one. Then they end up going to bed too late and they still get up at 5am. And it all begins again.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 23
This post was written by Tara on June 30, 2010