Friday, April 17, 2009

They Never Forget

Rowan remembers everything- well at least the stuff that he doesn't need to remember at all. For a while, a few months ago, he would all the sudden remember something- like how he was going to play with his trains while I cooked dinner- YESTERDAY. So he would remember a few days later that he didn't do this and would have a huge meltdown, and since I don't have a time machine I could not stop his fit. I think I've gotten pretty good at avoiding this and he hasn't had too many of these meltdowns in a while.

Last night, right after supper, he said he wanted a muffin for his bedtime snack. We both forgot, he brushed his teeth, read books and went to bed. It crossed my mind right before he went to bed that he didn't eat his muffin- but by that time I was ready for him to go to bed so didn't say anything. I had a brief thought that he would probably remember as soon as he was in bed, but he didn't.

1:52am he wakes up crying/whining cause his blankets fell off him. I go help him, and go back to bed.
2:16am he's crying/whining cause he's thirsty, I tell him to come get a drink of my water- back to bed
2:30am- he starts crying/whining a lot. I can't understand him, but think he is upset about his train track- I'm confused cause he didn't even play with it that day, did I step on it when I went in there? He's crying louder, I am trying to quietly yell from my bed that will fix it in the morning...... Eli is next to me and has now shifted his head on my arm, I know if I move him, he'll hear Rowan and wake up- and I don't even want to mess with that. rowan's still crying and then I realize what the probelm is- HE DIDN"T EAT A MUFFIN FOR HIS BEDTIME SNACK!!! Are you kidding me, it's 2:30 in the morning and he's crying cause he forgot to eat a muffin 5 hours earlier! Of course this continues for a while and he finally goes to sleep. He woke up cranky and whiny and one of the first things he mentioned was how he had wanted a muffin for a bedtime snack! AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!

3 comments:

Quigs78 said...

I'm sorry you got no sleep. :(

But if I woke up and remembered that I didn't get a muffin, I'd probably whine, too. :)

Anonymous said...

haha rowan is so funny! sorry you had a bad night tho!
~abby

Harley Quinn said...

Man, that is tough. It's so hard to rationalize with a toddler. Especially at 2:30 in the morning when you're trying to prevent him from waking up the baby.