Still Hanging in There

     I’ve missed blogging about the goings-on around here, but it has been quite pitiful.  I went to the urgent care clinic yesterday afternoon because I was showing all the symptoms of having strep throat.  ugh

     It’s been 15 or 20 years since I’ve suffered from this vile illness, but it still sucks.  Doc gave me a prescription for penicillin and sent me on my way.  Damn you, Walmart, for making me wait 40 minutes to get it filled!  

     At least I got to enjoy a Frosty while I waited.  That made my throat feel a bit better. 

     When I finally got home my temperature was 101*.  I crawled into bed and got a short nap in before Mom brought Violet back from dinner at church.  

     My Mom is so wonderful.  She got Violet into her pajamas, brushed her teeth and read her a book before leaving us alone.  All I had to do was read the last book and get Violet into bed.  Thanks, Mom!

     Unfortunately, Violet wasn’t so sympathetic.  She made me get out of bed several — like, 6 — times last night because she was crying.  I don’t know what’s going on with her lately.  Sometimes it’s obvious she had a bad dream, but she won’t or can’t tell me what is wrong.  Other times…. other times, I just want to strangle her.  Do people let their two-and-a-half-year-olds cry it out still?  I tried that — she can come out of her bedroom now.  It’s pathetic.  Any suggestions?  

     Anyway, I feel a bit better, but not well enough to do anything crafty.  Hopefully tomorrow I can do something fun.  Check back in.  I promise I’ll have something [fairly] interesting soon!  

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5 responses to “Still Hanging in There

  1. YES I have always just let my boy cry it out. Bribery is always a charm working in my home too LOL And if its middle of the night like that, he gets whatever he wants haha Does she like TV, movies? When Grant went through a stage of night terrors, teething etc. we would watch a TV for a little while to calm him down.
    Hope you feel better soon!!!

  2. Ok, Natalie, not trying to be difficult, but which is it? Cry it out or bribery?? They are on opposite ends of the spectrum!
    I am not a complete pushover. I have let her “cry it out” many times in her life. And anyone that says it won’t take too long doesn’t know Violet… But she’s older now and it seems to be more difficult.
    This is definitely a struggle and I just keep telling myself that eventually — EVENTUALLY — she will be sleeping ‘normally’ again.
    *yawn*

  3. Dont let her know that it stresses you out, she will keep doing it. This is the age where they begin to test their boundries, on how far can I push mom. You need to reassure her that all is okay and even do the boogy man check with her so she knows there is nothing to be afraid of, then back in bed. Kind of like potty training you need to be consistant. It will work itself out. Always try and get her to tell you why she is crying, she can use words now and if she refuses to tell you then tell her there is nothing to cry about and everything is okay. I don’t think that letting a toddler “cry it out” is very effective as they can use their words and if you let them do that they may have a complex that you are not there for them. Giver her a chance to talk. Love you Jen-I-Fer, hang in there. 🙂

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