Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bubbles and Sleep

Isaak loves our bubble mat. I get it out many once every three months. This is the only time I add bubbles to his bath.

A Bath He Had This Last Weekend

He gets all giddy like when it's bubble time. My kids have rarely went in stages of hating bath time. They even love water going over their heads.

Last night was a little different.

Isaak hasn't pulled a temper tantrum in a long time. He's been whiny, but hasn't had a full blown temper tantrum. Last night he did.

He wanted to go swimming at the Y. I told him, "Ok go get undressed and get your swimming suit on." Part of getting undressed is that he needs to put his underwear and socks in the hamper, put his jeans and shoes away. I always take care of his shirt. He wouldn't put things away. I warned him about how if he didn't take care of his things, we wouldn't go to the Y. He still wouldn't do it. I took away the Y. He cried, threw a craft popsicle stick at me, and screamed, "I want to go live with Grandma and Grandpa! I want to go to the Y. You are mean! I want to watch a movie." Then kept repeating this stuff like a broken record.

I started up a bath because he needed one. I was hoping it would divert his thinking. I didn't add the bubbles though. That's only for good, happy boys. Still he likes baths! NOPE! He kept right on screaming. Only this time he was saying, "The water is too cold!" It wasn't. I kept checking.

I brushed his teeth, which the water was too cold for that as well. Then I got his pjs on, put him to bed, said, "I love you.", and poof in 5 minutes it was quiet. He slept from 6:15 PM to 6:30 AM.

Sometimes bubbles are the best medicine. When bubbles are out of the question, sleep is the BEST medicine.

11 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Yup, been there. Being over-tired makes for ripe territory as far as tantrums go. Bummer that he had to miss out on the Y, but hopefully he learned his lesson.

My Journey With Candida said...

Sounds like he was just over tired. Glad he slept for you instead of crying all night.

Theresa said...

Don't you just love those kind of days? Mine was just screaming at me the other day saying how she wished I was the one who was on a business trip to China instead of my husband. It's always funny to hear that because she has always favored me over her dad. She must have been really ticked that day lol.

Nichol said...

Zoe's been having terrible tempers lately:( She hasn't had a bubble bath since before age 3 due to her medical problem. It makes her so sad and me said for her.

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Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well that makes for a rough evening but I bet he woke up in better spirits.

Ai Sakura said...

Yeah sometimes they are just so tired but keep resisting!

I wish we had a bath tub at home.. I love bubble baths!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

mail4rosey said...

The grown ups (except for me, of course ;) ) even get grouchy w/not enough sleep. My mild mannered son can be a major pain in the foot if he's overtired, so I'm totally able to relate to your post. :)

~ Noelle said...

broxton has been on a roll too ....
but then today we learned he has sinus infection and an ear infection too, so he might just be ill because he is literally ILL :)

Charlie T. said...

Even though I have been there done that with my young adult sons, I dread the day when my youngest tells me things like that but such is life or at least most. Today she had a serious fit with screams and all that if no one new better they'd think she was being tortured. All because I too took a privilege away due to her having bad behavior.

BTW love the bubble mat. I have never heard of one of those before.

FrankandMary said...

Since I know adults who get cranky or overtired & throw irrational tantrums, I won't fault a child for it ;).

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