turned into a very quiet (with lots of toddler screaming) weekend of little activity.
Is anyone else's toddler turning into
the devil a much harder child these days? Maybe it's cabin fever, maybe it's teeth (although I know it's not), maybe it was vacation, but Cam has been H.A.R.D. these past few days.
Up here in the north, we get a February vacation and an April vacation instead of one "Spring Break" week. The February vacation was created to save schools money on heat since it gets so darn cold in the winters. However, with so many extracurricular activities, I don't think they ever turn the heat down the entire week, but I digress...
Cam and I were home together last week with very little opportunity to leave the house because of weather. We made trips to Target (duh), the Children's Museum and the mall, but we really couldn't do anything outside because the snow is now ice and the temps were in the teens. I am hoping that this break in his routine is the reason for his behavior, because I am O.V.E.R. it. I still love him to pieces and my heart breaks when he cries, but I haven't figured out the balance between ignoring bad behavior and responding to requests. I am a firm believer that babies, toddlers and children cry for a reason - even if that reason is to get your attention! Especially at this age, I believe that Cam cries for our attention because he wants someone to play with, someone to help him do something or someone to change something (the temperature, the channel or his diaper)! I hate ignoring him, but I did have to walk away a few times. Please tell me you've had to do this, too.
So, anyways...back to our weekend.
Friday afternoon, Cam was in rare form and threw a FIT because he wanted to sit on the bathroom counter with his feet in the sink and let the water run over his feet and legs WITH his socks and pants on. Really? That's why you were crying? So, as soon as my mom walked in the door to babysit, I gladly handed him over and left. Chad and I met up with my Dad, uncle and aunt to watch my high school play in the girl's basketball tournament. We won by a lot, but a girl on the other team ended up going to the hospital and is still there. It's so scary because she's seizing and nobody knows why! I was a hot mess in tears while they were waiting for the ambulance...she's so young, and it was a freak accident. Please pray for her.
My one and only selfie...
Saturday, we did a little grocery shopping, checked out a gym and headed back home for Cam's nap. Except he didn't want to nap. We had a birthday party to go to at 2:00, and he didn't fall asleep until 1:45. FAIL. Plan #1 canceled.
Saturday night, we cooked dinner and relaxed...we were sort of exhausted from battling with Cam all day. Oh, and we watched McAuley win the Western Maine Championship on tv (wild Saturday night)!!
Isn't this picture the cutest??? I played with Mr Freeman's daughter (and his wife works at the high school). Sr. Edward Mary was my principal, but is now retired. There are always about a dozen nuns at each game...I love it!
Sunday morning, we headed to Kennebunkport to have brunch with our friends Alex and Robyn who have two precious boys: Oscar and Waylon. Waylon is itty bitty still, and I just wanted to eat him up.
yummy, delicious Mexican breakfast - I can't believe I didn't have 48573 servings...
Brunch for the boys
Why have we not gotten Cam one of these yet?
Cam chillin in the baby bouncer
On the way home, Cam fell asleep for about ten minutes then woke up screaming...I'm not sure if he was uncomfortable or was having a hard time going to the bathroom (Sorry, TMI), but he wouldn't go back to sleep. ALL DAY.
No Nap Sunday. Plan #2 canceled.
We watched Toy Story 3 for the 8457943 time then went grocery shopping again. He slept from 630 - 615...I'll take it. Chad and I watched a movie about Steve Jobs that was decent...he was quite the j-e-r-k! Then I drank some Sleepytime Tea and slept for nine hours.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! Happy Monday!