Friday, January 23, 2009

3 Years Old

Alex is 3 1/2 and do we know about it!

He has hardly eaten over the last 4 weeks, well no, don't worry, he is eating, but he refuses most meals, although after he has been sat at the table with us for 10 mins he usually eats a little of what is there, because we will not just jump up and make him something different! If he doesn't want what is being offered well then he can go without, and he has been told this just about everynight "if you don't eat this, there is nothing else until breakfast tomorrow"

He is having the worst temper outbursts we have ever seen.
Because he is not eating properly, then he is not sleeping properly and because of that he is then in a very foul mood for the day! Viscious circle really.

He is drinking fine, and if he had his way would live off of bread and butter or bread and jam.
Now I have no worries with him having that for breakfast and lunch but dinner times I would like him to eat something a little more nourishing. So then the fighting begins.

Add to that he doesn't want to wear a nappy to bed at night, and he is so not ready to be dry at night on his own. I have had to change the sheets just about everynight this last week! I actually sneak a nappy on him about an hour after he has gone to bed, although then we get told in no uncertain words the next morning "I didn't want this on!"

So we are in the middle of the 3 year old wars! I hope it doesn't last too much longer, I would really like to enjoy Alex again sometime!

1 comment:

Needled Mom said...

I used to hate the "odd" years in my son's lives. The even numbers seemed so much more calm.