Matthew had a roadtrip hangover today – like – badly! He woke up after just 9.5 hours of sleep at 6:50 because we kept him up too late. We let him stay up last night to play with B since he missed him so much. That was sweet and all – but not good for the boy. When he emerged from his room this morning, he seemed deflated that he didn’t have a room full of cousins to play with. Sigh. 😦 Good thing I had a play date already setup for him! There were tears this morning over absolutely EVERYTHING (no friends to play with, not enough food (really, he had plenty!), he finished his milk and wanted more, the kitties weren’t accessible, you-name-it!). Mornings like this make me sad because there’s nothing I can do to cheer him up. Bottom line was that he was bored with just me, he was snotty as all get-out, and he was tired. So, so, so very tired.
I didn’t let Matthew nap. I needed to get him back on his regular schedule. He only napped for 45 minutes TOTAL while we were at my sister’s, and I needed to get him back to his 2.5-3.5 hour daily nap. I kept him up until 12:30 which just made things worse for him. We went on our play date at 11:30 and he cried the whole time because, yes, he was tired. My neighbor (the one whose door I knocked on to introduce myself months ago and we’ve been buddies ever since) was totally understanding, thank goodness, and even offered to keep him for me for a few minutes so I could go get lunch for myself. I didn’t torture her by taking her up on that offer!
Matthew cried through his naptime books until I finally tossed them aside and snuggled him. He was out in less than a minute and he slept 2.5 hours – and so did I! It was wonderful. It was glorious!
And then he woke up. Pissy. Again.
Poor Matthew was obviously not yet caught up on his sleep but it was an improvement so we went out to finally get Mama some food! We sold my soul to the devil and went to Chick-Fil-We-Hate-Gays and had some wonderful chicken (seriously – I hate one of their corporate values but really love their chicken as well as all the nice people they employ there!) and Matthew yelled at me as his food supply dwindled. This child does not know when he’s full – we’ve come to this conclusion. He ate 6 grilled nuggets, applesauce, and some yogurt and I had to rush him out of there because he was screaming at me for more food – and I didn’t have any to give him! Sweet Jesus!
We went to Tar.get where he FINALLY relaxed because I pushed the cart (with him in it) ahead of me and then would run up to catch it – acting like he was getting away from me. Serious laughter and fun with that little game. I looked like a fool, but my kid was happy and that made me happy! I love buying him random toys when we go to Tar.get together so I was on the hunt for something fun! He loves music so I bought him a cute little percussion instrument set, hoping that he would love it as much as the plain balls I bought him at the consignment event for $5. HA!
We then went to DQ for a blizzard because, well, there really is no reason. I wanted it – it’s that simple. And it was good. So very good!
We came home, unpacked the new toy (that took 5 minutes because it was packaged like it contained narcotics or something equivalent), had a snack, and played with the drum set. He loves it! He really just loves the sticks and egg shakers but he played with all the instruments and I think he’s going to just love it more and more! I then took my sweetie for a wagon ride and that put the cherry on his sundae! Pure bliss! We visited with the neighbors until B got home, played some more, bathed the boy, and put him to bed too late (again).
And then I re-themed my blog.
The day ended well for us both! I’m hoping tomorrow is better though 😉