You may have heard that a man treats his wife the way he treats his mother. If that is true, you may in trouble.To say that my son is very demanding is putting it lightly. Breakfast, lunch, dinner snack served when he wants it and no other time will do.
This was our first glimpse into his anger issues. If his food is not presented to him as soon as he demands it, he goes from 0 to 60 in a millisecond. The whole night kicking, screaming, and crying. However, it is not just the food.
Like you, I imagined so many sweet moments cuddling together with my baby. Back bending, head butting, feet thrusting, exorcism instead of the sweet little coo and cuddle I am looking for. Think it is sweet when he runs his fingers through your hair? Watch out, it is his game. He will grab a fistful and yank until it in his hand. Then he will laugh and laugh.
Moreover, forget about earrings and necklaces that might require a plastic surgeon.
Then there is the sleep problem. Is sleeping in your thing, alternatively, sleeping in general? Not anymore. He will keep you up demanding something different every moment, and then fall asleep at 6 a.m.
You are wrong if you think he does not wake up every two hours to do it all over again. Think again, it will spasmodically happen for months. Just when you think, the coast is clear you may actually string together 4-5 hours of sleep, SCREAM. I think he thrives off your sleep-deprived demeanor. It strengthens him as he drains every bit of your energy.
I am hopeful that things improve with time because his silly giggles, twinkly looks, and belly laughs is definitely the highlight of my day. Sometimes he wants to hold my hand, so hold it often. When he is sad, I sing him a song, hold him close, and help him calm down.
One day this will be your job and with you in mind, I am doing my best to raise a good man.
All the best,