Wednesday, July 01, 2009

True story

So this morning at breakfast Danny was acting both cranky and devilish. At one point he was sitting at the table screaming at the top of his lungs for no reason whatsoever.


We tried ignoring him. but we do have a row house and thought it pretty unfair to the neighbors to keep ignoring, so we then tried cajoling and distracting know, everything in the book.

Finally I looked at him and said (perhaps a bit crankily)

"Danny, are we going to have to start paying Jenni double what we pay her to put up with this kind of behavior????"

His face transformed into utter sadness and despair.

"NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!" he sobbed and sobbed until I scooped him up and held him tight.

So Jenni, sorry to let you know that Danny seems to not favor this suggestion.
Or maybe he thinks we should pay you TEN TIMES what we pay you now.

God love him.

Sigh. I shouldn't be so hard on our little lamb. He was awakened in the night by loud thunder which really shakes him up. Unfortunately I haven't yet figured out how to stop the thunder. No wonder he woke up on the wrong side of the crib today. Any suggestions on how to help with this fear gentle readers? -Monica


Momma Mikki said...

If only I had a magic suggestion!!! Bailey has recently developed huge fears of the garbage truck, any body of water larger than the bathtub and just last night, cows.

It seems to be irrational. No idea how to rationalize her through it.


Jenni said...

poor guy had a pretty rough morning. did not want to go out (cried); stealing toys from Oscar and throwing himself bodily upon the toy so it could not be retrieved; generally not sharing (and he is usually a good sharer.) I think he's just out of sorts. I will email you a funny story though.

Chris said...

I have a 4yr old and have always tried to make thunder a fun thing. Hey, listen to that one, wasn't it great? Wow, yeah, thunder! and most recently, told her God was bowling and he must have gotten a lot of pins with that one. Not sure any of this will make an impact on Danny, but it sure has helped with Marin not fearing thunder and she actually likes it.

Good luck with the thunder. Congrats on the crumpet (love the nickname).