Normally our bed time routine consists of bath time, chill out time, cup of milk, brush teeth, lay down. We did all the normal things in our routine but added ‘take Benadryl’ right before the last hour of our routine –right before milk and brushing teeth, then we hang out, lay down, read a book –stuff like that. Well after brushing teeth, I ran to the potty real quick (yeah, I said potty) and the 2 minutes it took to do that and walk back in to the living room, Jaliyah was out cold. Asleep, so easily –for the entire night! Hmm…this Benadryl wasn’t such a bad idea.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
I just launched my boutique's Facebook page and would really appreciate your help because you ladies are awesome! Please click HERE and 'like' us!!
Feel free to look around - there are only a few products up but I will be adding more throughout the week. You can also get to my Etsy page through the facebook page.
Once the boutique gets to 50 'likes', I'll be giving away a free 5x7 frame that YOU get to design.
Monday, May 21, 2012
At the end of the article it says "..a 3-year-old was killed in France after his father put him in one and turned it on to punish him." ..to punish him? To fucking punish him? I think people like this should be put in to a washing machine and we can all laugh at you while you're freaking out from being tossed around like a ragdoll, drowning.
This is why I have always said that people should have to under go testing before being allowed to parent another being (along with taking a drivers test post 60 years old).
Friday, May 18, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
When Jaliyah turned 2, it was like a light in her brain switched on and told her "Oh shit, you're 2 years old - raise hell!" So, that's exactly what she did - raise hell. Even though her tantrums have escalated and happen more frequently, I have been able to handle them. I usually address the issue with her, explain to her what is happening, and then ignore the rest of the nonesense and let her work through it on her own - this usually results in her realizing that she is not getting attention and she stops. Then the other day we were leaving my grandmothers and she absolutely insisted she sit in the front seat. Obviously - that is a no-no. So I put her in the carseat and all craziness broke through. She started thrashing around like a fish out of water, trying to scratch me, and I swear she was foaming at the mouth. She even managed to get through her carseat straps and try jumping out of the window. Whos child is this?! Then after I finally got her strapped in, she got that deep groggly devil-ish voice going on. I was appauled. It was like a whole new kid came out - so far that kid hasn't come out again but if your kid hasn't reached the 2's...just wait.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
As far as her eating habits she still adores fruit and will eat fruit until it comes out of her eyeballs. Vegetables on the other hand, are no good. I give her the Gerber grabbers and similar products that mix vegetables and fruits together. I'm also giving her Pediasure on occasion to make sure she is getting her nutrients.
I had a few readers wondering about Jaliyah's night terrors. They have subsided quite a bit but do still rear their ugly heads sometimes. I still do not know what was causing them to begin with but she slowly grew out of them. She will have one maybe once or twice a month now - and they are still scary! I'm hoping with in the next few months she will completely rid them. Much of the research I did told me that night terrors can turn in to sleep walking as the babies/toddlers turn in to bigger kids, which scares the crap out of me! But I'll cross that road if we ever get to it..crossing fingers...