Monday, September 22, 2008

If Ephraim Was 2...

* I would have put him back into bed this morning and had a talk about being grateful and we would have prayed for Jesus to give him a "happy heart" and tried to start our day over again.
*He might have had several time outs because at the age of 2, I don't think being grumpy is an excuse for throwing a fit and screaming.

But, My sweet baby isn't two - he's five months old, so instead...

*we went from activity to activity trying to find something he would be happy at.
* I ate lunch sitting on the rocking chair ottoman while he laid on his changing table - one of the few places he was happy for a short time.
*We took a nap together, because, really mommy needed to start her day over again too.
*He took at bath at 3PM this afternoon because Ephraim loves his bath and enjoys the blue hippo and cow/duck toys.
*I broke my sugar fast and drank a Coke because we were all out of diet Coke and I REALLY needed a caffeine pick me up.
*I gave him teething tablets. (is he teething? I have no idea, but something is not right today and they seem to help.)
*We have prayed for Mommy's patience to get through the rest of the day and that tomorrow my sweet Ephraim will return.

3 comments :

HannahNoel said...

Amy, you will get through it! He may be teething...did you try any tylenol? I remember Emmett having that kind of day too. It's so hard when they are grumpy because you have no idea why or what to do! Emmett and I will pray for a better day tomorrow.

Andrea said...

Try the Hylands Teething Tablets. They work well. I think they have a gel that is much better than the OraGel stuff. He could be teething. Asher had his first tooth right about 4 months. Teething get easier, I promise. I just discoved Asher broke through 2 molars recently and I didn't even know!

Hannah said...

I wanted to start today over too. It really is unfortunate that mommies don't get a do over card in the morning. Or maybe a rewind button would be better. I think Gracie is working on the twin to the awful tooth she got when we were up there. No fun in this house either. We can sympathize.