Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Teeth, Tantrums and Toddlers - oh MYYYYYY!

Wow. To say this last week has been challenging would be the understatement of the century. I'm sorry I haven't blogged much but both Jas and I have been exhausted, plus we had my Mom staying with us for a few days and now our good friend Huy is here through the weekend - so we've been a little preoccupied!

Aside from our fabulous visitors, we've had someone else stopping in that was an UNEXPECTED guest - his name is Teething Toddler and to be honest, he's not our favorite. Logan is currently cutting what seems like 1 million teeth which is making him a "wee-bit" cranky. And by wee-bit I mean insanely cranky. Our normally sweet, go-with-the-flow little love bug has turned into a screaming, punching, tantrum-throwing machine and Jas and I were at our wits end for a few days. Along with that lovely behavior, he also started the "MINE" phase - you know, that phase that (I assume) all toddlers go through where they claim EVERYTHING to be theirs by shouting "MINE!!!!" at the top of their lungs when they feel a possession being threatened. Everything includes power cords, cups, puzzle pieces, hair dryers, washcloths - E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. And when you try to explain to Logan that "no, that's not yours it's Mommy's" or "Yes, that's your fork, but we need Daddy to use it to feed you your dinner" all hell breaks loose and we are suddenly living in tantrumville. Add to THAT behavior, Logan's sudden irrational fear over anything that makes a noise and you have one dysfunctional household. We think the noise thing was being caused by his teething - 2 of the teeth he's getting are his fang teeth (Sorry, not sure the CORRECT term for those ones) which I've heard can cause some major discomfort in the ear area. There's a train that runs by our home each day, and every other day on our trip, Logan has loved it and asked to go outside so he could see it pass (And would get upset when he realized there was no 'boose!! (Caboose)) but suddenly, one day, as soon as he heard the whistle blow panic would run over his face, he would start shaking, screaming and crying and would scramble for higher ground. To be honest, it had Jas and I pretty freaked out for awhile because it was SO unlike him. Also any car that would go past (Which is basically happening CONSTANTLY) would freak him out - not as much as the train, but he would stop whatever he was doing, look around to make sure he was safe but still whimper and look concerned. I'm so glad my Mom was here during this because she was able to reason with us and help us figure out that it was more than likely just a phase which was even MORE likely caused by his teething. And it's true - after a few days, his teething seemed to settle down and his fear of noises did too. He seems to be 90% back to normal now, which is good for all of us. We have 1 week left of our vacation so we plan to get out as much as possible and see this amazing town!

Ok, now on to more updates about our trip!! stay tuned!!

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