Today at lunch was one of those days when I was wishing Anna could talk. Nothing was making her happy and so we were both getting frustrated. She fussed at me, so I thought she was hungry. I put her in her high chair for some carrots, avocado, and Ritz. Um, no. She whines at me some more. I give her JUST the cracker which she proceeds to eat while fussing the entire time. I could tell something was bothering her, I just couldn't put my finger on it.
Offer the carrots.
Squeals at me.
Offer the avocado.
Bottom lip goes out but still acts hungry.
Okay, so maybe her teeth are bothering her. I'll try mixing a cold fruit with the carrots and see if that feels better for her because this is the face she keeps making at me.....
And she is definitely a girl...screeches, not just cries. So the food went down a little easier but I decided that a little Tylenol wouldn't hurt. The Tylenol was in her room, which meant I had to leave her sight, Lord help us all! The girl had a total meltdown until I got back. If only she could talk and tell me what the issue was, we could solve it and move on. But, since we are months away from true communication, Tylenol to the rescue. And God bless Tylenol. What would I do without it? Being allergic to aspirin puts a kink in painful situations. This wonderful drug pulls me through many a headaches not to mention this is the only thing I can take during pregnancy and after having a baby. So, I gave my fussy child some, cleaned her up, gave her a kiss and put her on the floor. Now I know the Tylenol didn't work this fast but this picture was taken about five minutes after I gave it to her....
I also gave her a cold, wet washcloth to chew on. But, please look at this sweet face as if I'm a crazy mother!
I do think her teeth were bothering her but she was also hungry and couldn't figure out which was worse, hurting gums or a growling tummy.
This is what would happen if I let my child play with the Tylenol and/or gave her too much!
Can't you just hear her saying, "Doctors trust Tylenol more than any other pain reliever out there. Shouldn't you?"
"Seriously, Mom, this is some good stuff. Maybe you should remove it from my hands and mouth before I drink the entire thing. Thank you for finally understanding the whining, crying, fussing, squealing, and shrieking." Love, Anna.
If only they could talk, sometimes!