Monday, January 3, 2011

Shall I paint a bedtime picture for you?



Tonight was one of the frequent nights that David is working (not complaining, just sayin'). I was attempting to nurse Therese to sleep in her quiet dark room with her fan going, and just a small crack in the door for a little light to see my way out. It begins (this is every night, and I'm just not sure how to change things). As I begin singing/praying with Therese, in comes John Paul dressed for bed including his Thomas slippers holding 2 play swords (actually, one is a play sword and the other is a blow-up giant hot dog). He proceeds to fight the aggressive imaginary enemy with his swords, which involves him sliding onto his knees to escape the mortal jabs of said enemy. [are you picturing it yet- it's dark, remember?] Therese is in love with her brother and begins to toss herself back and forth between watching and laughing at John Paul and flailing herself back towards me (which includes a large, loud hand slap to my chest as she latches back on- EVERY TIME. I am unable to do anything to change John Paul's behavior except begin the litany of "John Paul, go in the play room. Hush. Therese is trying to nurse. SHHH. Be quiet for Therese. Stop poking her. Stop poking me.Go in the play room. Don't you tell me no. Go to your room. Hush. Get back in your room." All the while I am trying to continue singing because (gets graphic here for any men reading) I have to sing in order get my milk to let down because I'm drying up against my will. This is what happens each night that David is working evenings. Good Night, indeed!

9 comments:

Mike, Adi & Drew said...

Haha! Kate! Even though I would be so frustrated if I were you, that is really funny! Too bad he is such a cute kid, huh?! I have no advice because I don't have a 2 year old but I hope things work out soon!

Haley said...

So funny and frustrating! I love this story and you will too... in a few years! I try to tell myself that. It sounds as if JP is trying to protect his ladies when dad is at work :)

Becky Bakes said...

Kate this is so funny(okay maybe not really) but kinda:) I feel your pain...sorry we missed y'all this past week! Hope all the kiddos are feeling better and hang in there!

AmberV said...

Thank you for giving me a good laugh. I know it is not funny when you are going through it, but funny to ready when they get a little older. Picturing you scolding and singing at the same time is priceless. I pray it gets easier for you :)

Sarah Green said...

This is HILARIOUS!!! JP is an awesome protector. I bet your milk ducks were laughing too :-)

Amanda Lacombe said...

I love you sweet Kate. In all of your spare time(wink,wink) you should write a book!

Lindsay said...

Haha! Kate I love it. It sounds all too familiar except my precious Brant refuses to let go while also trying to turn and see his big brother!! Seriously! My nipples don't strecth THAT far :) I love hearing about other mommy's going through the same trials (although its really quite funny when written out this way!)

Em said...

oh man..sounds crazy. I totally imagined a green dragon (red is too violetn for JP) I wonder if getting him to help with putting her to bed would help? shoot....will think on this for you!

The Heberts said...

Haha...You are too funny! I, too, very often have to put the kids to sleep by myself. I have to strap Sylas in a stroller and put a movie on to keep him occupied!