Friday, February 20, 2009

The Aftermath

So, according to both of our moms, Bennett was great the entire 10 days we were gone. They said he never really fussed, went down to bed just fine and was his usual easy-going happy self. Well, apparently he did miss us terribly and is now taking it out on us! Now granted, he does have a cold, but that usually doesn't phase him in the least, so I don't think that has anything to do with it. He is an absolute wreck. The last few days, he's cried at the drop of a hat. He's been so crabby and has thrown a crying, sobbing fit at least 4 or 5 times a day. Its unbelievable. Today and yesterday, I've resorted to just putting him up in his bed when he has a breakdown and that seems to help. He hasn't taken 2 naps a day for months but this week he's a lot more tired too. A few minutes ago, when he was bawling uncontrollably because I was pouring some dry cereal onto his highchair and wouldn't let him pour them out himself, I told him he was going to bed and he says, "okay. Bed." So Jon starts carrying him up there and he calms down immediately and starts sighing happily. Oy vey. I don't know where my happy baby has gone but I hope he comes back soon.


  1. Aw, the poor little guy! This is what we call "deprogramming" from the grandparents. Whenever my kids stay the night with the grands they come home and are crazy. Usually it takes as long as they were gone to get back to normal. Good luck!!!

  2. Oh my goodness yes...Deprogramming! A wonderful thing, I have to do it with Lillie too when my parents leave. It is stinky but hang in there Have.

  3. I'm sorry! We went through the same things with Layla. Then, on Sunday, its like someone flipped a swtich and our Layla returned to us. We were gone 10 days, it took her 12 days to be herself.


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