Monday, November 28, 2005

The detox is going to be painful

It has been a long day here at Chateau Cookie. The Boo sprouted yet another tooth AND also realized that his reign of supremacy may be over. Both things have been a difficult transition for him and for his mother.

For four days last week, a variety of relatives practically went to blows with one another to capture the attention and smiles of the Boo. I watched in stunned silence as the Boo held court, granting a small laugh here or a big smile there. Much to the amusement of his grandparents, great aunt and uncle and Derek's cousins, he entertained all and heckled those that dared turn a back to him, if only for a brief second.

I spent four days in a panic, realizing that I was becoming one of those parents that is so happy to have someone else look after her child that she may even be deemed disinterested in him. He fell over--"ah, he's fine." He cried in hunger and lunged at someone's plate--"yeah, you can give him crab. What the hell."

Of course now he thinks he is entitled to be held 24/7. What do I look like? Am I here for your amusement? The kid is driving me crazy (cue Britney). I'm sorry to say, Mister, but you are NOT the center of the universe. At least not anymore.

8 comments:

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Oooooo...that's a tough lesson to learn.

I don't envy you the reprecussions on that one...;)

Laura said...

He'll get over it. And I'm so laughing about the heckling! My son does that, too and it cracks me up when the other family members fall for it.
~L.

Random Vixen said...

C1 did that for a bit. Everyone wanted to hold her and feed her and all that jazz I began the backhanded "yeah whatever"

As she got older she realized mommy is not going to treat me like that so I better milk it with other people. She still does it! And she's 7!

Cathy said...

Once Boo gets a girlfriend your troubles will be over. Get him back to Gymboree.

Marel Lecone said...

Is he too big for the bouncer seat thing that you had? He is, right? Perhaps a saddle for Zinni is in order to trot around the little Boo. :) Hang in there. :)

vani said...

awww- drop him off at my house. lol

momma of 2 said...

Poor Boo - Went throught it with both kids... although with Baby Girl not so much because she threw up all the time...gotta love acid reflux!

Jaime said...

Lol... everyone needs a break sometime. ;) Next time tell them that if they're going to spoil him with constant attention, they need to make regular visits in the following week to ween him off. Although - wait - that may not be so great for you, either!! ;)