Saturday, November 15, 2008

Definitely not used to this!

Really, Carson's been quite the dream child. Except for maybe his eating habits (as in, he doesn't like to eat) he's pretty easy going. He always does what we told him (except eat), he's happy go lucky and I know what to expect from him.

Until this week.

He doesn't want to leave the house. It's a fight to get on his jacket and shoes. Then he doesn't want to come home. Picking him up from daycare is a nightmare. He screams, kicks his feet, lies on the ground and does NOT want to get ready to come home. When we're at home and trying to get him to go somewhere, we can take more time and convince him - reason with him - talk him into it. But leaving daycare, we kinda gotta get the show on the road quickly.

Everything you ask him, the answer is no. Before you even finish your question.

Going to bed takes longer (we've been quite spoiled, it used to be 10ish minutes of reading books and then into bed with a wave and a "see you in the morning") and now it takes about 20-30 minutes and he keeps trying to convince you of one more book, to sit in the chair while he's in his crib, and then after you leave he keeps calling you back. All new to us.

Besides all this, of course, he's the cutest thing in the world. And I forever want to squeeze him so tight cause I just can't stand it!! He wants to count and do the alphabet all the time. His number counting is hilarious, he gets stuck on a few numbers every couple of days. Today it was 11, 13 and 18. If you start at 1 he says no, and immediately starts at 11. The alphabet... he has after "o" pretty down pat. The beginning of the alphabet isn't as good and he just keeps saying f g f g f g - I suppose his favourite letters.

We've started the switch to cloth diapers, all thanks to a good friend of mine who's daughter grew out of the ones that fit Carson perfectly. It's all new to us, but I really like it and it's not harder than disposables. I don't know if Jeff is convinced yet though... it may take him a while.

Well, Jeff just came down from putting Carson to bed (he's way better at it then I am, I get suckered in to easily!) so I'm off to snuggle with my husband.

Here are a few pictures of Carson in the bath last night.


desajair said...

Yay cloth diapers!

And oi on the "no". K had that phase too, but it didn't last too long. Hopefully C will pass through it quickly too!

Christy Ann said...

Hmmmm - it sounds like the beginning of the "terrible two's". :)

Guy went through a really uncooperative phase. It's still going really. I guess they are just trying to assert some independence....

Raiya's mum said...

I could have written this entire post myself, Christy. Every last sentence. Made me sigh with relief, because now I realize that it's a phase. Hopefully not a year-long one, but one that will probably make our hair a little more grey.

The bedtime stuff is insane - we spend AGES trying to get R to sleep, and it used to be SO easy. She's very attached to her mama these days.;-)

heart you!

Maris said...

I don't think he could be any more adorable! :)