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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Multiples and More Post...We Will Survive

Tales from the other side...a mother who survived a set of twins AND a set of triplets tells me how she coped...you'll never believe it.  Click here to read more!

The Tantrum Breakdown - Part II

If you're interested how this whole fiasco started, here's the link to Part I...sigh...
 
  • Walk upstairs (omgIneedabreakorelsei'mgoingtosnap), make sure Hailey has her baby, take a very deep breath, go back downstairs, carry Matt up the stairs. 
  • He's kicking.  My knee hurts (thanks to getting back into spin...ugh).  I am hoping I don't hurt myself, but he needs to be contained.  He's completely out of control.
  • Hailey, wait down here for me.  I'll be back down to get you, but please wait here.
  • Okay, Mommy!
  • Carry Matt up the stairs.
  • Get drooled on...gross.
  • Put him in his crib.
  • He fights me.
  • NO MOMMY!  NO MOMMY!  I GET OUT...I DO MY GUYS!!!
  • Then he starts to climb out.
  • NO!  DON'T DO THAT!  You'll get hurt!
  • Hailey, why are you coming up already?  Oh, you wanted to give me that brush?  Thanks, Honey...come all the way up.  I'm going to get your baby and Mickey.  Stay away from Matt.  He's having a rough time.
  • Go back down the stairs to get Baby and Mickey.
  • Hailey's crying.
  • Matt hit my hand!
  • Well, why did you go near him?  Look at him!  Does he look like someone you want to be close to?
  • No (sniffle)...okay.
  • Matt, I'm going to let you do your guys, but I need to change your diaper.
  • NO MOMMY!!!  I GET DOWN!
  • Ummm...that's what I just said.
  • Wrestle him into diaper change.  Offer his guys to him, but he refuses.  He goes and looks out the window.  Can't blame him...this is a lot to process.
  • Okay, guys...time for naps.  Let's get into bed.
  • More protests from Matt...he gets into bed starts throwing things at Hailey and me.
  • Hailey, time to get into bed.
  • No, I sit here...
  • Come on.  Let's go.
  • I wanna sit.
  • Grab her and tickle her a little to get her to give in.
  • Matt is still screaming.
  • Okay, time for some sleep.
  • I NO SLEEP!!!  I WAKE!!  I GET DOWN AND DO MY GUYS!
  • Nope, you're already in bed.  Lay down if you want to be tucked in.  Ready, Hailey?
  • I NO TUCK IN!  I GET DOWN!
  • Okay, you want your bink?
  • Throws it at me.
  • I place it on his pillow.
  • I put Hailey's music back on, tuck in the curtain (because God forbid one drop of sunlight shortens this nap), and put the nightlight on.
  • Sweet naps.
  • NO SWEET NAPS!!!  NO MOMMY!!!!
  • Wait five minutes through the deafening screaming.  Thank you Dr. Ferber for that little tidbit...it's helped us many times.
  • Go back in the room.  Wipe Matt's nose.
  • You want to be tucked in?
  • Yes.
  • You want your bink?
  • Yes.
  • I sorry Mommy.
  • I know, Bud...you had a rough spot there, huh?
  • Yeah...wuv you.
  • There you go...I love you too.
  • I got a big boogie!!!  (not to be left out of the Lovefest)
  • Okay, there you go...better?
  • Yesh...
  • Love you guys...sweet naps.
  • Sharp exhale...it's over.