Monday, October 18, 2010

A Case of the Mondays

Will spent the weekend with his Gramma. He must have had a great time, because he has a raging case of Grammaitis. Seriously, it is just not worth the "break" anymore.

We went to our usually Mom and Toddler Group this morning and I had to put him in Time Out so many times that I lost track. I finally had to do something that I never had to do before: We had to leave the playdate. Once we were home, he seemed a bit better, but everything has still been a huge fight from diaper changes to naps.

I really wish I knew what causes Grammaitis. I know my MIL doesn't really make him take a nap, so perhaps it's exhaustion. He is still pretty used to a two to three hour nap here at home. I also think he enjoys being the "only" child again, but is that really enough for such a reaction? He seems happy to be home and glad to see us, but then we have this behavior. It really is frustrating.

As a result of his behavior and the fact that it's cloudy after a sunny weekend, and I now have a case of the Mondays. Here's hoping for a better week for all of us.


HereWeGoAJen said...

I'd vote for the exhaustion. On the rare occasions that Elizabeth doesn't nap (yesterday), we have horrible next days with lots of whining (today). I can imagine it would be much worse with more than one day in a row and the extra activity and off schedule-ness at Grammas.

Beth said...

Ugh, my kids are the same way after coming back from my parents' house. They don't eat or sleep well there (naps or overnight), and they play HARD with minimal discipline - making for cranky boys by the day's or weekend's end.
We were there yesterday, and therefore today was nearly a disaster.
Or maybe it was just "in the air"? ;)
Yes, here's to a better week all around!

PS. How is your sister doing? Thinking of her!

Anonymous said...

I totally understand. L stays with my mom all day and comes back off kilter. Ugh. ((hugs))