Monday, December 15, 2008

a white flag?

i re-read my last post and I wanted to clarify that just because some times the eyes instantly shut, this does not mean that the cries or tears do ;) It just can't be that simple ..... I wish. But I do feel that as time goes on, The naps come easier and the days get more fluid. ... Some days.

I witnessed my cute lil baby totally play into my husband yesterday. I was off to the grocery store and We were having a rough morning of screaming and tears for no reason we were able to figure out. I called E to let him know that I was on my way home and could still hear a screaming child in the background (i left 55 mins ago)... E said that MT still did not want to be put down at all. So E was playing with him while holding him on the floor. I was dragging the groceries in and E wanted to jump in the shower. I told E to just put him in the exersaucer, I was almost done, I would grab him as soon as I had all the cold things put away. MT screamed as if E had slammed his hands in a car door ... Until E walked away from him ...... As soon as E was out of his sight line, He stopped crying and started playing with the toys on the saucer. THIS IS HUGE For us .. MT has NEVER actually stopped crying before on his own with some one having to do something about it. To say that he comes complete with my stubbornness would be an understatement. I felt so giddy with glee that he actually stopped crying on his own ..... Granted it was the first time I actually remember him stopping on his own w/o getting what he wanted but I am proud none the less. I hope that means that we will get a few more of these situations where he is able to do this in the future. Normally if he gets to crying and being upset, He will outlast the energizer bunny unless we cave .... but yesterday, he retreated .. and I feel more confident that there is room to learn and adjust.

9 comments:

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Score one for mommy and daddy! Let's hope the trend continues! :)

Cibele said...

Lyla somedays keeps going on and on until she gets her way... those little ones and too smart

Jen said...

ahh yes, independent play!! It's great when they can play on there own, even if it is for less than 5 minutes!

Elle Charlie said...

Sounds like a good trend... here's hoping things keep moving in that direction!

AJ's mommy said...

Sounds awesome and I hope it is the norm!!!!

Photogrl said...

Yay for ALL of you!

Here's to hoping MT continues to learn to settle himself.

Dreamer4agift said...

Yay!! Good goin' for the accomplishment and hopefully many more to come!

tracey said...

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Kate said...

Luke does the same thing, but only with my husband b/c he KNOWS he'll get picked up!