Saturday, February 16, 2008

Something new.

Yeah. So two nights ago (that's Valentine's Day for anyone counting) our youngest child, the girl, who's name is Josie, decided that she was going to start screaming when we put her in her bed for the night.

And never stop.

Instead of crying herself to sleep, she wound her self up. We would rock her to sleep, and then when we put her back in her crib she'd start screaming again. This went on until after 10pm, when we finally just let her scream herself to sleep. Not that we hadn't already tried that, but by this time we just didn't care anymore. She wasn't in pain anywhere or running a fever, so we gave up.

Needless to say, this completely ruined our romantic mood for the night.

We don't really buy into the whole corporate holiday that is February 14th, we view it as an excuse to go out for steak. We went to Nikko's this year, in the Overland Park Marriott. It was AWESOME. As it is every time we go, which isn't nearly as often as I'd like.

After stuffing ourselves with sushi rolls, we didn't have much room left over for our steak, but it was still really good. And we had such a romantic dinner without the children.

And then the screaming. Which she repeated last night, except this time we just let her scream from the beginning. I think she screamed for almost 30 minutes.


And now she screamed while putting her down for her afternoon nap. Only for about 10 minutes this time, but still!

I do NOT like this new development, at all.


Spyder said...

That really sucks. Wonder what could be causing it?

Xavier Onassis said...

I'm guessing Josie don't want no competition for that "youngest child" gig.

John Evo said...

Damn, you make me glad my kids are grown! I'm hoping when I finally start doing the grandpa thing it will not be so difficult.

SmedRock said...

She is pushing boudaries obviously. She lost control of something somewhere and is now fighting back. My daughter did that too. After makinf sure she was ok, we let here work it out on her own, good for the lungs.