Shabby Miss Jenn

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mommy of the Year Award

Well, that's an award that I don't think will be hanging on my wall anytime soon. The past two days have been filled with high pitched screaming from Mr. Wade. It has left me with a constant headache and a lot of doubt about my parenting skills. I can't seem to get anything right these past two days. He tells me--in his way--he wants Yo Gabba Gabbba, but I don't pick the right one. Screaming. I start making food, but I can't do it quick enough. Screaming. I figure out he wants the iPad, but he doesn't like the game I put it on. Screaming. I tell him we're going to take a bath. Screaming. I take him out of the bath. Screaming. I can't win.

I realize he is communicating, but this isn't going to work. I actually pulled the time out card today when he was screaming over the iPad. After the timer went off, I gave him the iPad back, put it on a set of flashcards, and he calmly shook his head no. So I switched to something else. This is where I have the problem. The problem isn't the screaming. It's that I know he has other ways to communicate, but he chooses to scream to get his way. I'm at a total loss. I'm going crazy. Curtis is going crazy. And poor Wade is stuck in a body knowing exactly what he wants, but can't express it correctly. I just want to cry.


jocalyn said...

Um, yeah. Right there with you...

You are an amazing mom though. Don't be so hard on yourself. You know that with your help Wade will find his way to communicate effectively. It's a journey though.

And by the way...during Kendalls crying fits, Ive been known to take a few time outs myself! We are only human!!!

Kelly in TX said...

So sorry, Jennifer. Yes, celebrating that he's trying to communicate, but losing your mind trying to figure it out . . . and the screaming. Ugh. You ARE a great mom, and you're doing a great job! Keep it up!