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.