Saturday, November 7, 2009

I do believe our luck* has ran out.

*I don't believe in luck, but it made for a good title.

Jon Kent and Zoey each had their hardships or rather my hardships with them as babies and toddlers. But they seemed short lived. They do something wrong, I would correct them and then they would usually do well from there.

But... But... Nathan...

Oh. My. Goodness.

Stubborn doesn't even begin to describe him. Stubborn, hardheaded, strong willed... If he has something in his mind that he wants to do.. well by golly he is going to do it. There isn't anything you can do to change his mind. It's his way or no way. Period.

I blame myself.. partly. With Jon Kent and Zoey I was able to stay right on top of them. Correcting them pretty immediately. But with Nathan, there are just so many other things going on, that I find that I let him get away with a lot more than I did with the older two.

Have I also mentioned that Nathan doesn't sleep through the night? That he gets up at least twice a night?


I am determined though to get him sleeping through the night and to stay more on top of things with him. He needs to know that life has boundaries. That there is right and wrong.

Anyone know Super Nanny's number?


I love that little boy though. He is my baby of babies. When he is behaving it's wonderful. He did so well yesterday when I had so much going on while trying to get ready for our family that was coming. But then last night(or rather early thing morning) around 1:30am he woke up and wanted some "baba". And there was nothing that you could do to change his mind. Nothing. Nadda. Zip. It was either baba or scream for the next hour.

Did I fail to mention he woke the WHOLE house up with his screams at previously mentioned 1:30am.

Yeah, he did.

So, I did what any good, sleep deprived parent would do. I gave in and gave him his baba. I caved. I didn't stick to my guns.


Did I mentioned he is strong willed?

And that I am sleep deprived?

I need Super Nanny on speed dial to talk me through.

I love him, though. I truly do. Because if I didn't.. I wouldn't want better for him.

And I do.

And sleep. I would like some of that as well.


TnL's Mommy said...

I totally can relate to your feelings right now! Have I mentioned Logan before?? Yeah my very very strong willed 3 year old....oh yeah that STILL doesn't sleep all night!!! (Not trying to scare you by the way.)I so talk about calling Super Nanny all the time!! I hope things get better for you, as for me, well I am still has to get better right?

Janis said...

Sleep is good! I, too, find it so hard to be strong - even with my first one! They are just so darn cute and so darn loved that even though I know true love is being strong and teaching them right from wrong I also want to give them everything and never let them hurt - even though that is totally unrealistic! :)
Good luck! Praying for you!

Bridgett said...

LOL..stubborn children! I've got one of those myself. :)

Karen said...

I could copy this into my own blog and it would be all about MY Nathan, lol! I even just noticed that on both our "About Me's" we both say Nathan is Stubborn and Strong-willed, haha!

Kristine said...

Uh, oh...sounds like my second child...I'm screwed when #3 gets here, lol!

He won't be like this forever (um, don't hold me to that) so keep telling yourself that. Not that it helps at 3am. :-D