Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Silly Bridget

Bridget is a spunky little girl and usually just the happiest child I have ever seen. Lately, however, she has been having a rough time. The girl can throw a fit like nothing I've ever seen! And she manages to work at least two (often more) into every day recently. She has a sudden dislike for anything that doesn't go her way, and that can include anything from not being able to eat a banana that we haven't paid for yet to hearing that it is time to leave the library.
When something doesn't meet her approval these days, Bridget throws herself on the ground (if possible, if someone is holding her or she is in a shopping cart she tries her best to plummet herself to the ground), lies on her back and kicks her feet straight up in the air. All while SCREAMING and crying at the top of her lungs. If there is anyone or anything close enough she'll hit it repeatedly. And there is NO consoling her. I'm sure she would settle right down if I were to just go along with whatever it is she is wanting, but I refuse to give in to her terrorist tactics.
Yikes! My boys didn't prepare me for this. They threw fits every now and again, but this daily routine is quite new to me. It occurred to me yesterday that perhaps part of this is due to sleepiness, so I am on a new mission to better protect her nap time in the afternoons.
This morning Henry came into my bedroom at 6 a.m. I was still in bed and he came up beside me and said, "Mommy, can I tell you a funny story?" He proceeded to tell me that when he got up he noticed Bridget's door was open so he went in to see what she was doing, and he found her room completely empty! So he was coming down to tell me that and on his way, he found Bridget sound asleep beside a little table at the top of the stairs.
We keep a monitor of her room on (since we sleep downstairs) and Sam told me he heard her grunting a bit around 3 this morning, but she quieted down so he went back to sleep. Apparently she was just finding a more comforatable place to sleep. :)

10 comments:

Just Mom said...

LOL!You've got a very independent one there.

Shanygne said...

sounds vaguely familiar... and the getting out of her crib thing is hilarious.. she was probably coming to see you and got sleepy on the way...

Andrea said...

I think its the third child syndrome, cause thats Alyssa right there. If she would have come first there might not have been two more:)
It gets better though, just don't give in...get ear plugs :)

Michelle Grace said...

Oh my goodness. She is a cutie! Having 3 boys and then finally a little girl, I can tell you we've experienced the same thing. Drama comes with girls!

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~Ginger said...

Never dealt with this issue, but I know many moms have. I had one that would put her hands on her hips and give you a piece of her mind...ahhh, she's 25 and still does this.

Hopefully the sleep will help even if it means under the table, LOL

michelle said...

So sweet! I love when they sleep wiht their knees all tucked up under them and their butt up in the air.

Heidi Jo said...

oh my goodness, that is priceless. love the jammies!

as for the many moods of girls?? well, sam could probably share a few wise thoughts with us! :0)

Alisa said...

Love the picture!
Sounds like Savannah--only she didn't start the screaming fits and escaping unil 3.
She sleeps on the floor now all the time . . . with her sister.
:)

thesecretlifeofkat said...

That's hilarious!

I mean, the sleeping under the table part - not the tantrum part...

Kate B said...

That story about finding bridget asleep by the table is HILARIOUS! That will be a funny one to retell in years to come =)