Some one evidently shared the saying in the title with Scorch the minute he exited the womb because he’s been doing just that from day 1. My sweet little boy isn’t prone to temper tantrums or angry outbursts when he’s upset. Nope, he channels all his feelings of anger and frustration into tears. Copious amounts of them. I have to admit after his first bazillion tears were shed, they’ve pretty much lost their potency and I’ve become immune.
So Scorch pulled out a new weapon in his arsenal this past weekend.
You are the meanest Mom ever!
(this was after I wouldn’t let him watch a TV show because he had just finished watching a 90 minute movie. I think that’s enough TV time, right?)
This is the worst day ever. Of my whole entire life.
(This was after I insisted he take a nap after he yawned his way through lunch. He proceeded to nap for 1.5 hours.)
You don’t love me. If you did, you would buy me a new Iron Man toy when you go to the grocery store!
(1. I never buy toys at the grocery store. and 2. When did it start becoming a rule that I had to bring him home a toy every time I left the house without him. Don’t think so, kiddo)
I have to say, the words hurt at first. I panicked- holy cow, my kid thought I didn’t love him! But I do- I adore him, everything about him! Doesn’t he know that? What can I do to prove it?
But as the verbal onslaught continued I started to get really peeved. Seriously kid? This- this- is the worst day of your life? The day we visited friends, went to the library, had dinosaur shaped sandwiches and watched your favorite movie is your worst day ever all because I made you take a nap?! I would have cried tears of gratitude if someone insisted I nap!
As for his insistence that I didn’t love him because I didn’t buy him a toy superhero? Let’s just say he’s damn lucky I didn’t share his birth story with him and flash him my stretch marks! That would’ve shown him love.
Thankfully Baby Lala is still too young to cause Red & TBO any grief like this. The Peanut is 7 weeks old today- she would have been 35 weeks gestation had she stayed put. She’s up to a whopping 3 lbs 7 oz (almost 2 lbs over her birth weight)! She’s off all breathing assistance- no CPAP, no nasal cannula, nada- and doing beautifully.
They are working on compressing her feeds. Itty bitty preemies like her are fed 24/7 when they are first born, so the doctors are now trying to get her to a more normal newborn feeding schedule of only getting milk ever 2-3 hours. She’s working really hard at taking 5 oz of breastmilk twice a day from a bottle instead of through her feeding tube. That still exhausts her- it’s hard working figuring out how to eat and breath at the same time! Her brain bleeds are staying stable which is what the doctor’s expect- they won’t start going away for another week or so.
It’s amazing to get all this good news about Lala- hopefully she’ll be home within the next 5 weeks!