Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The one where I feel like a shitty mother

From the WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT department:

So I'm kvetching about the sleep crap with mom - awake for 2 hours! Couldn't fall asleep! Twitching and grumping! Piercing cries! - and finally she interrupts to ask why we didn't give him some Motrin since it was obvious he was having growth spurt pain.


A little Motrin before bed. Maybe I ought to give that a try, huh?

This is why I'm not in charge of the free world.


Margot said...

Well, I wouldn't necessarily use the word "obvious" to link his crying, etc. to growing pains. But what do I know? I'm the mom of an 11-month old, and hell, most of the time we're really all just guessing :). I hate to admit this, but we do resort a tad bit too often to baby Tylenol when we Just. Can't. Figure. Out. What's wrong with the Squirrel. At least we feel like we're doing something that might actually help.

elisava said...

i drug my children constantly, as a precautionary measure.

your comments about living in an apartment and crying got me thinking. MOST of the world does not live in single family dwellings. a detached home is really the exception rather than the rule. what the heck DO folks do, then? is it just a tolerance issue? i look forward to hearing what people say.

Ali said...

M - Thank god I'm not the only mother who didn't think growing pain. (And I love the feeling that I'm doing something proactive too, even if I'm totally off base. A mother needs some sense of control, right?)

E - OOH! I'm working on a magazine pitch about sleep training in small spaces right now! I'm so glad I'm not the only person who wonders how people manage in less than 600 sq. feet.