Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mother of the Year Award

Yeah...not going to be winning that one anytime soon.

The last couple of mornings, my sweet little boy has been waking up extra early crying from what we think are nightmares. Each morning he claims to be seeing "giraffe shadows" or "scary clowns" or "big monkeys."

My theory now is that the one little light shining off of the phone we have in there might be casting these scary shadows on the wall and causing JD's imagination to run wild.

Well, this morning I heard JD start to whimper-cry around 6:15, but he stopped and then did it a couple of more times. I decided that part of growing up is to let him work through some of these things on his own and since he wasn't full-on crying, I would let him try to figure it out on his own.

Miraculously, he got quiet and stayed quiet until around 8 am. Patting myself on the back, I went upstairs to pick up my brave son for some breakfast. I walked in to hear my littlest boy saying "Hurts Mommy, hurts."

I asked him where and he pointed down to his pants, where he was soaking wet with a HUGE diaper. Yes, my poor son had an upset tummy this morning and a really bad diaper. And as a result, one of the worst diaper rashes I think he has ever had.

His scaredy-cat whimper-cry was really a "Help me Mommy, I'm covered in poo" cry. And after the big clean up and lots of diaper cream, he has still been walking around all day like a cowboy that has been in the saddle all day, occasionally saying "Hurts Mommy." And even worse, he kept saying "I sorry Mommy," like it was his fault!

Just when you think you are starting to figure out the mommy thing, a situation comes along like this to help you eat some humble pie.


Heather said...

Poor guy! I hope he is doing better!

Ouida said...

Boy, that sure is true. I've had more humble pie than I ever wanted.

The Laird's said...

yes, completely understand! I heard hamilton one afternoon, then he got quiet again, thinking he went back to sleep, checked on him later, had the diaper off, and yes, poo everywhere! Not Fun!!!