6:41 AM, and all is NOT well.
It's 6:41 as I type this....on a Saturday morning.
All is not well at the Casa de Lainey-Paney.
Something was decided this week...without really any input from me. It was just...decided. My MIL, who I normally adore, love, & would be up a creek without....well, she watches Gage during the week while I work. She decided this week that hard spouted sippy cups are better than the soft spouted sippy cups, and therefore, he's going cold turkey on the soft spout, and she has "done away with" all the soft spouts.
I didn't really argue. I didn't say anything to her.
On one hand---I've never heard that the hard spouts are any better for kids.
And, her reasoning is that she thinks Gage's teeth are going to be misshapen.
Now----do I want my kid toting a sippy when he goes of to Kindergarten? No.
Do I think we need to wean him off the sippy entirely? Yes, at some point.
He just turned 2 freaking years old. I think he's a little young to be done w/ sippys (spout or straw sippers) entirely....
So....he's had a veeeeeeeeeeeeeeery rough transition
Okay, Gage just came to me & said, "want water." We went to the kitchen. He wanted it out of a regular plastic cup. No sippy to it. Maybe he's a bit more on board w/ this than I thought.
Okay...right or wrong, he gets a sippy of milk before bed. Don't judge me, mmm'kay?
That's just the way it is.
So, my question is: what is the damn difference if that sippy has a soft spout or a hard spout?
And-----maybe the goal should be that all day, he gets a regular cup, no sippy at all, and only gets the sippy before bed?
And yes-----we brush his teeth a bajillion times a day b/c he is obsessed with having it done. I have the random child that LOOOOOOOOVES for his teeth to be brushed.
WHAT THE HELL? Gage just poured his water out on me, and now he's freaking out because "it's gone, it's gone"...........do you think he's grown up enough to understand about absorbency with various fabrics?
I'm so tired. I just want to sleep. We've been up since 4:30. That's when the fit started. At close to 5, he came to bed to snuggle with me. At 5:30 he wanted "Gage's bed go night-night", & then around 6 he was finally successful at convincing me that he didn't intend to return to sleep.
and, as we suspected....he's hungry. He's eaten a whole bowl of cheerios & now 1/2 a banana.
I'm just kind of frustrated..........and sleepy.