Late night revelation

Asleep Woman Lying on Bed

My bed is calling to me right now. Choo-choo kept me up for two and a half hours in the middle of the night. No matter how many times I rocked him, sang to him, cuddled with him, and gave him hugs and kisses, he just wouldn’t lie in his bed for longer than ten or so minutes without yelling for me again.

I was angry and frustrated about it. I mean, come on. He deprived me of nearly three hours of desperately needed sleep.

Then I started to think. Continue reading “Late night revelation”

Busy boys, busy days

This past weekend, Diesel, Dodge, Choo-choo, and I went up to a vintage truck show held at a car museum. We had stacks and stacks of books to keep Choo-choo occupied for the hours-long drive there and back. We also had several toys. He had plenty to keep him busy, including his best friend Dodge. Continue reading “Busy boys, busy days”

Father’s Day joy

On Sunday, I helped Choo-choo make a Father’s Day present for Diesel. We used crayons, markers, ink pads, stickers, and glue for the letters. For once, I was finally able to Continue reading “Father’s Day joy”

Sharing is caring… unless you’re a toddler

Choo-choo’s idea of sharing his crayons with Diesel and me is to hand us a color of his choice, let us use it in his book for about fifteen seconds, then scream at us and snatch it back, with “You no use that!”

Now, this is the same child who will happily share his toys with other children. He might even share his toys with us, too, when we play with him, but usually only when he chooses which ones we are allowed to have. I have no idea what this is about.

One day, all three of us were coloring in one of Choo-choo-s activity books. He’d already swiped about seven colored wax sticks from me by this point, and Continue reading “Sharing is caring… unless you’re a toddler”

I believe in a thing called love

My love for my son is a huge factor in me doing my best to get better. I want to be healthy not just for me, but for him, too. I want him to grow up knowing I love him more than I have ever loved anyone.  Continue reading “I believe in a thing called love”

Learning curve

I have mentioned before how I am learning to let Choo-choo do things for himself. (Pearly whites Toddler independence) Well, included in this lesson is the idea that I don’t have to let him make all the decisions all the time, despites his (screaming) protests. After a tantrum-filled debate between the two of us (his tantrum, not mine), I realized it doesn’t have to be an either/or situation. I don’t have to only give in to everything or nothing. Continue reading “Learning curve”