Monday, December 21, 2009

Santa Ain't Coming To Town!

What is it about this time of year that makes kids go nuts!? You would think that since Santa is watching and Mommy reminds them of that fact every two minutes they would be on their best behavior. I'm ready to wrap my kids up in some paper and tape and stick them under the tree until Friday.

Little Man has always been cuddly, but today he decided that I was supposed to be holding him inside Target. And he let EVERYONE know it. HOLD ME!!! MAMA HOLD ME!!! HOOOOOOOLLLLLLDDDDD MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Everyone was looking at me like I was the worst mom on the planet since all he wanted was to be held. First off, I'm not going to reward him for throwing a fit inside Target by giving him what he wants. Second, how the heck am I supposed to steer the giant aisle sized cart with two other whiny kids aboard while holding 40 pounds of cranky 4 year old!? Luckily my sister was there to help steer the S.S. Crankypants and direct me to the things on my list while I dragged my screaming son around beside me.

I pulled the Santa card. It was time. I let him know that if he didn't behave like a normal, non-crazed boy right this minute I was going to let Santa know ASAP and he could watch his sisters open presents on Christmas morning. Yep... he just cried harder. It made me so sad, but I can't give in and just give him whatever he wants whenever he screams loudly enough for it. It sucks to be Mommy sometimes.

We get back to the car and he's still wailing. Then my sister pulls out some gum. Silence. He chews some gum and acts like he didn't just spend the last 30 minutes screaming. Uhm, okay. I sure wish I would have figured that out 30 minutes ago.

All I can think of is that he is just overstimulated with all the parties and excitement of the week. I just can't wait for Christmas so I can see his face as he opens his presents, and then is busy playing with all his new stuff for those glorious 2 days before he's bored again.

I wish I could throw a screaming fit every time I was overstimulated. I'm sure going to be close after we host our 4th party in 8 days on the 27th (Sweetie Pie's 6th birthday!). I know in two weeks the holidays will all be a blur, but for now I'm taking it hour by hour. Right after I stock up on gum...

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