Thursday, August 6, 2009

What a day already

This morning by 8:30, 3 melt downs and 1 time out had already taken place. Yes, time out. All of which my sweet little Peach was the culprit and the punished. She has really been a little rough around the edges this week but I sum it up to the fact that we are getting ready to say bye-bye to the pappies around here. When I say getting ready I mean making them leave them in their beds in the morning and after nap and only getting them when something tragic has taken place during the day. I'm no where near ready to say "good bye forever" to those hole plugs just yet but I am trying to be proactive for the future! Even though James hasn't been as obnoxious as Audrey, he has started biting. Yes, biting. Audrey has one nasty looking bruise and a complete set of teeth marks on her arm to prove it! Tuesday, Audrey started screaming at the top of her lungs and as usual I waited to see what she'd do next. When she kept crying, I poked my head around the corner to see what was going on and it didn't appear that anything sinister had happened. I figured Audrey was just ticked off because James was in her "space". At bed time that night I noticed this horrible bruise on her arm with a few teeth marks in it and realized what had happened earlier: bite #1. Then this morning, Audrey started screaming again and she was grabbing her arm and crying "bubba, bubba". So, I went to check it out but didn't see anything. I asked James if he had bit Audrey and he looked ever so guilty and started trying to explain it to me. The only two words in a very long sentence that I could make out were "sissy" and "book". He had his beloved tractor book in his hands so I surmise that Audrey tried to take his book from him and he had to go to extreme measures to prevent that! Before I put them down for naps a little while ago, I noticed a complete set of teeth marks on her little forearm making bite #2. Good grief Charlie Brown!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's only just begun... Get ready for a long road! They're only doing what comes naturaly mom!

Sam and Nelda said...

That anonymous was Nonie! Wasn't suppose to be...

the ladner family said...

wow that's a lot before 8:30... I had to drop harrison off at 7:30! It was terrible! They are still precious.

Anonymous said...

Hey Amanda, I just wanted to let you know that I took Carrigan's PaPa (papie) away when she was 21 months old and it was very hard. We took it away slowly like you but it was a rough 5 days or so but after that she never asked for it again. Even seeing them with our baby she says thats for babies, so if you can stick it out about a week its worth it. My dentist insisted that it go before 2. Love, Amanda McCook

Amanda said...

Yeah, thier ped said it needs to go by the time they are two so were working towards that! Thanks for the encouragment!!

su said...

Sounds chaotic, exhausting, hilarious, all of it normal. The great thing is that their mom is solid as a rock! You've got it in perspective, and yet working on a solution! You go Girl

Anonymous said...

What is up with all the kids this week? Matthew had already received spanking number 2 by 8am this morning. And that was ONLY the beginning. He was in bed for a nap by 11.....and even Hannah received a visit from the spoon paddle. Maybe it's the moon. Good luck with the pappies....Samuel wants all the blue ones. Poor James.....speaking from experience, it's HARD coming up with ways to fight back against a strong willed sibling! :0) LOL ~ Bets

~sydney~ said...

I can't help but laugh! They're ADORABLE!

Amanda said...

I AM NOT strong willed :)

Dana said...

They are just too stinking cute. And I bet Audrey will leave his favorite book alone from now on!! Joshua is a biter too. I think it is a boy thing. They are so much more aggressive! Michael goes back this Friday and like you I hate it but am ready to get back into our routine!!! I will try to call you sometime next week!