Friday, March 03, 2006

Moody Babies don't like to "Nite"

My littlest, Violet, has been sick lately. It started with fever and diarrhea and has since morphed into a nasty little cold. Needless to say, she been very crabby. And to add insult to injury she hasn't been napping.

Last night at dinner time was tough. She was very tired and crabby and was prone to crying at anything. After ten minutes trying to decide what she wanted for dinner ("Mac & cheese?" "NO, THAT!!" "Chicken?" "NO, THAT!! *sob, tears, snot* "Potatoes?" "Yuhuh..sniff..sniff") Violet was finally sitting quiet and eating. Jasmine and her friend were getting their dinner so I quietly walked up behind them and whispered:

"Ok, nobody talk to or look at the baby. She is very tired and sick and is finally sitting still. I just want her to eat her dinner so she can go to bed."

I'm such an idiot.

"NOOOO! NO NITE! I DON'T WANNA NITE NOO NOOO!" I'm pretty sure the sobbing and screaming could be heard across town. "I DONE! NO NITE!!" More sobbing as the plate get thrown to the floor.

"Ok Violy, you don't have to. Calm down, calm down." I tried to soothe, but it was all over.

That, my friends, was a rookie mistake.


Blogger greekchickie said...

Having 3 kids, it doesn't sound like you're a rookie... sounds like you're a bit exhausted too, after dealing with all that.

Hope she's feeling better soon ~ it seems to be going around.


7:35 AM  
Blogger Erin-erin-bo-berin said...

I'm exhausted just thinking about having a sick toddler! My daughters are 7, 5, and 2. They still call bedtime 'night-night'. Every night, after I've tucked each in their beds, I step into the hallway. I breathe a HUGE *sigh* of relief and realize we've all made it through another day!

7:43 AM  
Blogger Oz said...

That sounds rough. I had a hard night too last night. Maybe we should get together so that we can cry in our beers....

10:57 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

M- I'm not a rookie, that's why I'm so stupid! I was so worried about the kids upsetting her, I didn't watch what I was saying. Thnx for the well wishes!

Erin- I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I almost feel a little guilty being relieved when they go to bed. Almost.

Oz- I saw on your blog you were not getting much sleep. Come on over, we'll split the shifts!

4:56 PM  
Blogger greekchickie said...

Ohhh GIRLIE!!!! OMG I got my mail art!!! You are THE COOLEST!!! I will post a piccy of it when I get back to work.

You're pretty darn talented, chick.


9:12 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Thanks Marianna. I'm so glad you liked it!

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anastasia said...

So glad that I do not have any children!!!!!!

11:18 AM  
Anonymous Tam said...

Stacey is a bitch. I love snotty, yucky, crying children. Well - I guess I don't really love them. After they go to sleep I love them and wish them well - until they wake up anyway.

11:19 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

That's what you get for letting her move in with you! As you can tell, Violy is not much better today. I think the staff at Pizza Hut is glad I took her out!

3:13 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Marianna linked us to you and your craft blog. Great work! That birthday invite was a lot of work but so fresh and delightful. I bet all the little girls loved it!

This was a great snippet for a rookie mom to read. LOL My girlfriend Claire is 36 weeks with her 5th and hopefully this time it will be a girl. She kinda freaked, when she found out, "But I don't know how to do hair"!!!!!!
Man, I never laughed so hard at that one.
And the conversations with Lila was supreme. That is amazing how they can be so different about the things we grew up with?!?

I enjoyed peaking in to your life. It's so different from mine.
I always wanted 6 kids. Just didn't work out that way. So now we have 6 pets!
Anyway, thanks for letting me visit and comment. Hope Little Miss Violet is feeling better, poor pumpkin.
Pop over to my place for a chat if you get a chance.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

I certainly will Pam! Thanks for the kind words and for visiting.

9:21 AM  

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