Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mommy got the boot!

Here lately we have been having issues with Joshua going to bed.



(This is his NOT ME face!)

Yes, but I do believe it stems from the fact that we were off schedule due to Thanksgiving and then illness. He has been throwing absolute fits at bedtime, and just being difficult.
Last night during a fit, Joe had enough and went into the room. He apparently told Joshua that he would pick him up but he wasn't leaving the room. Well I didn't KNOW this doesn't work because it is what I have been doing! Don't you know though it worked for him! He picked him up and held him and then put him down, Joshua was out in like 10 minutes with NO crying.
Fast forward to tonight. I am reading Joshua books when Joe walks by to go help Joe Braden, Joshua takes one look and starts screaming, "I want Daddy put me Nigh Nigh!" So I calm him and finish reading and try to lay him down, and again he screams and says, "I want Daddy Nigh Nigh!" So we go get Daddy and he takes over, and once again NO screaming. I guess my "Nigh Nigh" days are gone for now! Kind of sad for me, but I know that Joe really enjoys it, so Yay for Daddy getting some much deserved attention!

11 comments:

Casey's trio said...

Hey, whatever works to get them in bed!!

Nicole O'Dell said...

Awww, that's hard but great that daddy get to feel a little of what we mom's feel.

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

ITS SO NICE TO TAKE TURNS,HEY GO BACK N FORTH , WE STARTED DOING THAT WITH MY GIRLS, M-F ME AND SAT AND SUN ALL DADDY THE SUPER HERP CAUSE MOMMY BECOMES INVISIBABLE WHEN DADDY IS THERE.

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

LOOK AT IT THIA WAY THEY SLEEP AND A BREAK IS GOOD. TAKE IT LIKE A GRAIN OF SALT , THEY CHANGE SO OFTEN , WHEN HE GETS TIRED HE WILL ASK FOR MOMY AGAIN.

Dana said...

Ah, the BOOT! It's a regular occurance around our house too. It changes about once a week or so. I say...take the breather and enjoy! LOL

Monica Squiers said...

Aw he is getting so big. I bet he will get back on track after awhile and want Mommy again.

Lorie said...

I bet you'll be given a chance to do "nigh nigh" again. Sweet daddy!

Lindsay said...

Aren't they just stinkers like that? We've now just decided that daddy is the main putter-to-sleeper when he is home. I get wake-up time and nap times...so this is his "bonding" time with them - and my "me" time. It's awesome.

BoufMom9 said...

Awwww... that's a hard pill for any mama to swallow :(

ps Thank you for leaving such kinds words today on my blog. I really needed the support and it was so nice to find it :)

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Sweet for daddy. If your little one is anything like mine, there have been many times that he did not want anyone BUT you.

Maggie said...

That's so funny, Jonah has done the exact same thing - doesn't want me anymore, wants his Daddy!