My littlest guy is crying his heart out right now. A month of traveling–and sleepig with us because we’re in hotels and strange places and the Hawaii house–has made Mac only want to sleep in Mommy and Daddy’s bed. Tonight he’s cried for twenty-five minutes without stop and I don’t think I can take it much longer. I know what the baby books say, and last night we let him cry it out, but it took him almost 45 minutes with Ty standing there for twenty-five minutes rubbing his back and singing to him but it was still exhausting. Mac is such a little Taurus…so very stubborn…and all he wants is to sleep between Ty and me in our bed.
It’s not right. I know we’re creating bad habits. But oh, he’s only two and he won’t want to sleep with us when he’s 16, will he? Nah. My almost sixteen year old barely spends time with me anymore, more interested in Facebook, texting, and girls than hanging with family.
I think I’m going to get him. I need to ge thim. Not because it’s right, but because he’s shouting “Help, Mommy. Save me!”
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