Mr. Sensitive

July 13, 2011

Battle Of Numbered Naps

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 08:24

He has started his screaming before 8 a.m. today, and already I’ve lost my nose plug and spilled my coffee.  He could beat me today.  Whatever it is I need to hold all the parts together, I don’t have it.  Monday he took a single nap, less than two hours.  Yesterday his lone nap was not quite ninety minutes.  Neither of us can keep this up.  Today he won’t eat at all, neither will he rest or play.  He doesn’t want to do anything but scream, and I find that’s all I want to do, too.  But I can’t.  These small defeats will attach themselves to something much bigger that I’m fighting, and if that succeeds, it will overthrow me.  Something must be done to win the little victories so that I can put off a decisive battle until I’m ready–because I still believe that I will be ready, one day.  I can’t make the baby sleep, but I can impose nap times on him.  I will put him down at 10:00.  I can hold out until then.  And the girls are going to clean their filthy room today or I’m going to make them sit in the trash can until they understand that there ought to be a difference between where you sleep and where you put your garbage.  Today feels treacherous.  Can the day itself steal a noseplug?

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3 Comments »

  1. I don’t know if it helps, but I did notice Jenny wearing the nose plug last night for no reason at all. So she may be to blame for the fact that it’s missing.

    I hope he takes well to the 10:00 nap and gives you a long stretch today. Love you.

    Comment by euregirlsandboys — July 13, 2011 @ 09:30 | Reply

  2. Just wanted to say hi to Worf since I just noticed him. He’s new, isn’t he?

    Comment by euregirlsandboys — July 13, 2011 @ 10:10 | Reply

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