Sunday, July 20, 2008

Week in Review...

It was a challenging week. Aren't they all? (well my week wasn't as bad as Suzie's!) For starters D was really on an eating strike this week. Wouldn't take more than a bite or two of anything - if even...


Every day for lunch and dinner I made things he usually eats... wouldn't touch them. He usually eats mashed potatoes the best, but last night he took about two bites. He was asking for chicken nuggets, so I made a special trip to the store... made them for lunch today and he managed to eat almost two whole nuggets... It's been so frustrating.

I tried negotiating with him. He was yelling for cookies at dinner last night and I told him he could have some cookies if he ate some more mashed potatoes... after about a half an hour of his yelling for cookies (1, 2, 3 cookies! 1, 2, 3 cookies!) I finally broke down and gave him some. He took one bite of each cookie and that was it. I shouldn't have caved. And of course I felt less guilty after he didn't even eat the cookies. But then again, I felt more guilty because he hardly ate anything! I was surprised that he didn't eat them.

Kids and dogs know when something is up. Things have been extra stressful this week. Mostly with trying to get everything ready to move...
Needless to say we've been busy packing.

Which has probably caused a little disruption to the little ones. Naps this week were really hard to come by! 2 or 3 days D wouldn't go to sleep until late in the afternoon, thus woke up late and didn't want to go to bed at a decent hour... and the other days he refused sleep altogether, but then went to sleep quite early in the evening (which I almost prefer). B's 2 naps a day have been getting shorter and shorter, and of course not coinciding with D's at all. It's been really difficult to get anything done.

I may not have too many posts for the next couple of weeks with moving and all... so bear with me and stick around. I'm sure things will get pretty fun! ;)

6 comments:

Nut Nut said...

I couldn't imagine packing for a move with two small children. Much kudos to you (along with a HUGE dash of patience!).

I'll be wishing you many pleasant days to come once your family is moved, settled in and back in routine!

MamaGeek said...

Oh wow, just seeing that made me wince. Good luck, it will be well worth it!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

As someone who moved a BUNCH, the first ten years of marriage... GOOD LUCK!

You'll be settled before you know it!

Suzie said...

Im glad your week wasnt as bad as mine lol. Moving throws eveything off. What a hard stressful thing. Good luck on the move

Jenn said...

Packing things up for a move is not fun and it's even worse with kids! Don't worry about the eating,I know it can make you nuts the fussy part of it and not wanting to eat a bunch of things ,they always use to like.Little kids won't let themselves starve though when they are hungry they let you know. Just make sure that they get lots of water /milk and real juice so at least they are getting some of the things they need and hope that they snap out of it.If it goes on really long though and they just won't eat anything maybe something is going on in their belly and you will need to go to the doctor. I know that will be even more fun to deal with since you are packing the house. Sorry for the rambling.

Vered said...

Moving is stressful for everyone. Good luck. Don't worry about the blog - we will still be here!

As far as food goes, I personally try really hard to let them decide how much they'll eat. They can go a few days hardly eating anything, but they always compensate later on.

 
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