Thursday, August 02, 2007

The Injustice of Bedtime


Few nights go by without an epic battle come bedtime. Matthew could be walking around the house wimpering with his eyes half shut, but, put him in his crib and "It's on!" Terri took these classic shots while Matthew was expressing disatifaction with his current level of parental service. Notice the foot on the railing and the stuffed animal body-count.

10 comments:

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

This is hysterical!

Terry said...

Ugh, toddler bedtime troubles can be so hard! I didn't really have any problems with Eliza and bedtime until she learned to climb out of the crib around 24 months old. Ugh!! You are lucky he can't do that yet! Then you're really in trouble!

Frustrated Magoo still looks so cute! I like how you've decorated his room. So nice!

T & T said...

This is hilarious!! What is it about toddlers and not wanting to sleep and listen and eat and....... My 2 yr old twins are very similar (or at least 1 out of two is) If someone put me in a crib and told me to go to sleep now...I would gladly pull the covers up and close my eyes.....Ahhhh if they only know what we know :-)

Meg-Dan-n-Eli said...

So funny! I love the stuffed animals on the floor. Poor guys! :)

Hopefully he gets through the not liking to sleep phase quickly!

Grandma Sue said...

Oh, I wish I could just take him out and rock him for awhile. I think maybe he would have none of that either. If he gets out, he's on the go. He plays all day and you would think he would be ready for some rest. Well that's why they call it the terrible two's, or active two's would be nicer.

Anyway, he is so darn cute no matter what he doing.

I love you Matthew. Grandma Sue

In_spired said...

CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!

David said...

ROFL! You know, ELiza was doing so well for months. But the last few nights have been doozies! Tonight I told her that if she got out of bed again (after Terry tried several times)that Daddy Monster was going to get her. I don't think she believed me. She was sure startled as she came running down the hall to meet me running towards her and being scooped up and back in bed before she knew what happened. Poor baby cried, I think I scared her running (I have been called big and scary before) towards her!

Oh, and when I went in their bedroom tonight Sadie jumped up squealing "Daddy" proudly as she displayed her nekkedness!

Sorry for the hijack! I thought I would commiserate a bit ;)

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

David! You are sooo funny.

Grandma W said...

I agree with Grandma Sue. It is sooooo hard for me to see Matthew in dismay. BUT, being a parent of two year olds, I completely understand how old the "nightly" routine can get. Ha Ha.

Matthew does put up a good fight, though. He faces that Sandman with much protest. Yes, that foot on top of the rail is a good indicator that "mountain" can be leaped over and many a brave heart has done it. Once that happens, there will be many trips "back to bed" hee hee.

Matthew just feels he spent the first year of his life laying flat on his back with tubes stuck in him. He is just attempting to make up for lost time. That's my excuse for him. (grandma's have to make up good excuses for our little offsprings)

Grandma loves her sweet little two year old!!!!!!! grandma wright

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

As frustrating as I am sure this is, you put it in a light that makes me laugh! Love the headlines and "body count"... clever!