Sunday, December 14, 2008


Bilal is taking a nap. I've been waiting for this moment for quite a while! Actually this morning's been pretty nice. He woke up at 7am, and I was the early riser with him (7 is really not all that bad), while Zakir slept in. We read some books, watched a bit of TV, had breakfast and took the older siblings to Sunday School. On the way back I made a quick stop at Kohl's to pick up a gift, and we went through Petsmart to have a look at the fish, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, parakeets, lizards, doves, etc. After an episode of Blue's Clues and a quesadilla for lunch Bilal went into his crib without much of a protest. Yesterday was a different story.

Wow, it was a wild and crazy day! After several fights with Safa and Hamza, several spills in the kitchen, a couple of time outs and a crazy morning in general, I tried to get Bilal to take his usual nap. Well, after calling out for Mama several times over a half hour period I didn't have the heart to leave him in the crib. Big mistake! As soon as he came downstairs he got into another fight with Hamza. He would keep turning off the TV while Safa and Hamza were watching Horton Hears a Who, and of course that rubbed them the wrong way too. He basically spent most of the afternoon running around the house like a little madman, and attacking anyone and everyone in sight. I was the victim of his attacks several times too.

"Let's change your diaper"

"No!" (kick)

"Let's put your shoes on"

"No!" (punch)

"TV off"

"No!" (thrashing around)

I know it's a bit late now, but I think I'm too old to be the mom of a two year old. He had me pulling my hair out at times. Well, I managed to tuck Bilal in for the night at about 7:15pm, at which time the sleep deprived toddler was still running around as if he were pumped up on caffeine. Trust me, he NEVER gets caffeine! A couple of minutes later he was fast asleep.

Caught in the act by Safa. See? He's not always the sweet little guy everyone thinks he is

I think I still hear Bilal talking in his crib. But this time I will not be suckered. He WILL take that nap, otherwise Mama will go nuts!


The Portas said...

I have had a few of these days lately, too. This morning I was trying to change Elijah's diaper, in a hurry to get out the door, when the kicking and thrashing started. Before I could say NO, a toy car hurtled past my head. Uggh. Boys. But at least they are healthy enough to be feisty, I guess, right?

I hope you are having a good day! oxxo

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