About an hour or so after he goes to sleep, he will wake up screaming and crying. Totally irrational. It takes me a good 3-4 minutes to get him to calm down. Most of the time he is still asleep. Sometimes he will come out of it, and need me to lay by him.
But it happens like clockwork. Almost every night. Has anyone else dealt with this?
There is nothing better than when you have a tender moment with one of your kids. Especially when it's your 2 year old, who thinks his world revolves around you.
The other night I was getting Charlie ready for bed. He doesn't like getting his pajamas on because it means play time is over. And also because part of our bedtime routine with him is applying his Eczema medicine. (He has a really bad case of it, poor kid.) But back to the tender moment. He is trying to run away, all the while screaming and yelling "no, no, no". I finally grab a hold of an arm and sit him on my lap. While putting on his pajama pants, my sweet, little Charlie tells me
"Going Down Mom! Down!"
Ah, the sweet moments of motherhood. The wondering where he heard that fun, wrestle-mania phrase... the self restraint used to not let him see me crack a smile because if he does, then all 5 of my kids will be saying that to me. The realization that I have more fun phrases like that to hear from…
I know Moms' don't have favorites, but I think I am his right now. He is so funny lately. I think age 18 months- 2 years is such a fun time. Charlie is 30 months (as of yesterday) and he is still hilarious. Some fun facts about Charlie;
*He will eat anything. And a lot of it. *He refuses to give up his pacifier, and when he has something to say, he sticks it in the corner of his mouth (like a cigar) and talks through it.
*When you tell him he can't have something, he throws himself on the floor (literally, it looks like it hurts) and screams about it. *When he gets mad at you, he yells at you. Through his cigar style pacifier "qlkraakjd akndsdrn asdm mnfsdfhoiht asdjehrer, MOM!" I have no idea what he is saying because he doesn't use real words, but there is no mistaking that he is mad.
*At night when I put him in bed, he always asks "by me, mom?" which means he wants me to lay by him. And when I do, we lie there face to face, and he tells me knock knoc…