I’m going to be honest here, I’m almost happy the weekend is over. Liam was being extremely challenging and I feel more exhausted then rested. We still managed to have some good moments and some fun, but man, the terrible two’s are really terrible sometimes.
Friday was a stressful day. Liam had been up Thursday night with night terrors caused by a fever. Poor guy was shaking so badly the first time from being so scared and the second time his fever had spiked to 103. I was so worried about him. He was ok by morning but I kept him home for an extra hour just to make sure before he went to the day home. By late morning my day home lady called me to tell me he wasn’t doing so well, weak, pale, lethargic and just not himself. She wanted to try him for a nap and he ended up sleeping for four hours before I went and picked him up. Layne was in town only for the evening and instead of bouncing the kid around when he’s sick, offered to come over and hang out with him, put him to bed and allow me to go to a work dinner. I was very thankful for that.
I had a great dinner and drinks with my marketing cohorts at OJ’s, and was home and in bed by my usual bedtime of 10, haha.
Liam was back to himself Saturday morning, but decided to have a chill morning at home just to be sure. We watched Frozen (finally saw the end) and did a little baking.
After lunch things went downhill. Liam refused to nap and it resulted in the biggest meltdown I think I’ve ever seen. When I finally gave in trying to make him nap, he refused to do anything else. It was nearly two hours of him screaming his face off before I could convince him to put his shoes and coat on to go to the park. Mommy needed some fresh air.
The fresh air was nice even if it was a bit chilly. These two are so cute together, it’s so fun watching them. Either Liam is following Delano around and Delano isn’t paying attention, or Delano is trying to get Liam to follow him but Liam’s not paying attention.
After the park I stopped by the grocery store for some missing ingredients to finish my baking. Liam was not listening, picking everything up and driving me crazy. I was so thankful when bed time came even though he fought that too. I took to my yoga mat for a nice hour long practice to melt away my frustration before catching up on the week’s episode of Parenthood.
We slept in a bit Sunday morning, which was to be expected considering someone didn’t nap the day before. However we were expected at the lake for breakfast so it was a mad rush to get out the door without being horribly late. We had a great day at the lake visiting with the family and having a late birthday celebration for Liam. Spoiled boy!
We came home after lunch so the sleepy boy could nap. He had fallen asleep five minutes from home, slept all the way into his bed until I decided to take his jacket off him. An hour of him goofing off in his crib and I gave up, packing him up to go to the grocery store again. I could have packed my groceries in the bags under his eyes! Not sure what’s up with this no nap business, because I know he needs it!
We came home from the grocery store to make some spaghetti squash spaghetti, which Liam inhaled, before another fight to go to bed. Seriously, fighting with my kid is exhausting. I much prefer him when he’s being a little angel.
Hope you all had a great weekend!