Who needs sleep? You’re never gonna get it! Theodore, the two-year-old boy who lives in my house, has for the last few weeks decided that sleep is overrated and he would rather party all night long. By party I mean he wakes up screaming between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Trust me, folks, it is a BLAST when he does that.
Let me backpedal and state that I love my son and I’m so happy he’s growing into a smart, funny, and adorable toddler. The yelling in the middle of the night just needs to stop. Last week, for instance, he woke up after 11:30 p.m. and didn’t fall back asleep until 3:30 a.m.
We’ve also been dealing with the various colds or “crud,” if you will, that seems to be affecting a lot of households throughout Muscatine County. Have you noticed that everyone is sick? Each time I log in to Facebook, it seems like someone else is sick. Not fun!
From what my friend Cynthia Burr with Unity Point Health told me, this can be partially blamed on the weather going from freezing cold to not. That weather fluctuation allows the germs/bugs/whatever to stay alive. Again I ask this question: WHY DON’T WE ALL MOVE TO A PLACE WHERE IT IS WARM YEAR-ROUND? The thought has crossed my mind, but we’ll stay put here in the Pearl City for now.
Could this be the start of the terrible twos for our precious Theodore? He celebrated his second birthday in November of last year. We certainly had a few terrible two moments with our oldest, Henry, but not the middle-of-the-night wake-up. I’d love to get your thoughts on how we could curb it. Send me an email to [email protected], or perhaps you have some memories of your own children and the goofy things they did at the age of two.