Thursday, January 28, 2010

Why can’t he keep his pants on?

I must say that it has been too long!  I was sick for several weeks with bronchitis and was on several strong meds that made me pretty sick.  I am happy to report that I am feeling much better.  Alot has gone on since my last post.  Where should I begin?!?

Well, my main concern and something that I can’t seem to fix is the fact that my child loves to be naked.  Ok, well let me re-phrase this.  He likes to go without pants on a regular basis.  We check on him before we go to bed and noticed several nights were he strips down to nothing or something just to his bare butt.  WHAT?  Yep, you heard me correctly.  He loves to be without pants.  I walked into his room just yesterday during naptime and find this…

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Seriously, can someone please tell my son to keep his pants on?  We have tried on several occasions to cut the feet out of his jammies and turn them around and zip them up the back, but he gets so hot during the night.  What is a Mom to do?  Hmmm, I guess I will just keep thinking while trying to keep his clothes on him.  He is just so rotten and ornery!!

On another note ~ I think the age of 3 is worse then age 2.  Does anyone agree with me?  My son is definitely finding out that he is his own individual and boy oh boy has he been acting out.  He has found that he can act anyway he wants to and throwing tantrums is what he loves to do most right now…..of course next to undressing (lol).  Here he is throwing a fit because he wanted peanut M&M’s for breakfast instead of oatmeal.  The weird thing is that he LOVES oatmeal so that didn’t make much sense to me.  Perhaps he was just testing the waters once again.

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Mommy wasn’t about ready to give in and after about 20 minutes of sitting there and screaming that he didn’t want oatmeal… he ate his whole bowl of oatmeal and wanted more.  I guess it is best to just stand your ground and be firm.  In the meantime you are losing all sorts of hair and turning gray (hahahaha).  Gotta love the THREE’s!!

I also wanted to take a moment to say “CONGRATS” to Kami.  Her and her husband just welcomed 2 beautiful little girls into the world.  After years of struggling with infertility and an IVF procedure… she is a proud Momma!!  Congrats once again girl ~ I am so happy and excited for you.  You will be a great Mommy : )

Until Next Time ~ Blessings Always, Lisa

8 comments:

Brandi,Dan & Lukas said...

Lukas has always been horrible at tantrums but his whining has now been so out of control. He can be so sweet and loving sometimes and then like a snap of the fingers he is a total nightmare.

Quintin's Mom said...

I am sorry to hear about how sick you were! Glad that's over! Cameron is turning into a little stripper boy? LOL I get so hot sometimes too - I can understand wanting a little "breathing room!" LOL

Good to know about the tantrums and standing your ground...I will need the advice I bet!
Welcome back!
Heather

Daddy's Dream ~Mommy's Miracle said...

Too funny Lisa. Cayden enjoys being naked too!! I always tell him to quit acting like his daddy..LOL! Glad you are feeling better.

Angelwingsbaby said...

I have to say that I found three to be tougher than two with my boys. Now with girls I have heard that it is two that is worse.I think some of it is dictated by gender and each individual child. I went through the pj removal too.I did what you did and put the jammies backwards. I would buy the lighter weight jammies (cotton) that zipped instead of the fleece when it was warmer out.They can be harder to find but I know that carters makes them.I would do a search online maybe.Good luck I hope it gets better.

McCrakensx4 said...

Yes..I agree that 3 was way worse that 2!! and I had one that refused to leave himself dressed...still hates to have clothes on!! Have fun with that!!

Lyndsay said...

We were just talking about this at my MOPS group. I've never had trouble with my boys taking their clothes off, but another lady in the group does. We suggested have designated "naked time" so the child knows it's okay to do at a specified time, but not all the time. I didn't realize until we talked about it that we already do this with our boys. Right before bed we let them run around in their undies and diaper. They love it! They feel so free and it's a nice break from clothes right before bed. Not sure if this will work for Cameron or not, but it's worth a try.

I'm with everyone else...it's not the terrible 2's it's the 3's for sure. Owen is really starting to whine and talk back, but it's just absolutely not stood for at our house. If he's whining over something I've told him I explain why and then I tell him if he wants to whine about it he needs to go lay on his bed because I don't have to listen to it. He usually goes up and cries on his bed and then is fine after a few minutes. I also refuse to get him something if he asks for it in a whiny voice. He has to ask me with a nice voice and use his manners. This mama is tough!

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