It's been quite a few weeks since I've had a chance to write. I've had the normal "busy stuff" going on that causes me to tell people when they ask how I'm doing, "I'm just super busy these days".
But there is some fun stuff I've been dealing with that I'm going to ask you to help me out with.
My son is an adorable, wonderful, happy, sweet, loving child who has recently developed the lovely habit of kicking his legs like the Lord of the Dance when I try to put anything on his lower body, i.e. a clean diaper, pants, a Pull-Up, big boy underwear (that I just wanted him to feel how soft they were against his cute little tushie), socks, shoes...
And of course, once I do manage to wrestle these things onto his body, it can be an even bigger struggle to get them off.
This issue has literally become a huge pain...no, literally, it's painful to get beaten by cute little legs a few times a day. So instead of starting a charity foundation for battered mommies, I'm asking you, my fellow parents, for any suggestions.
To be fair, I'll list the things I've tried thus far...
- Not yelling and keeping my voice soft and calm as I try to reason with him.
- Not yelling, but bribing him with anything I can think of that he likes...the kid could own the Disney Cars franchise at this point.
- Yelling. He laughed at me.
- Holding him down with my legs over his arms on the floor while he kicked his crazy wild legs. Didn't work and I felt all kinds of wrong doing it.
- Having my husband do it. He got kicked. He was pissed.
- Talking like Elmo. It worked once. The next day he was over it.
So if you love me, even if you just like me a little bit, you'll offer me some advice. I promise to try everything at least once, so I'm not just being the annoying friend who begs for your help and then ignores everything you've said. I even promise to write an entire post dedicated to the suggestion that works for me...or give you my first born (he's all yours!)