Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Exhausted

Today was such an exhausting day for me. Marshall woke up grumpy and it never got better! He has been head butting more today (just me..aren't I lucky?!) and just angry at the world! He cried a lot too. He wanted a friend to play but nobody could because they were either at school, sick, or taking a nap! When I had finally reached my limit of what I could take from this boy, I decided to drop everything and take him to Carl's Jr. for lunch so he could play. Surely there would be other kids there! He was not at all interested in eating and was very upset when the other children took a break to eat. He got tired of it all finally and decided he wanted to leave. I told him we could go to a park and see if there were any kids there to play with. He wanted to go to the "Scera Park" so, even though it was further away from our house, I took him there. When I pulled in the parking lot, he started screaming at me that this was the wrong park. I calmly told him it was the right one and he did his angry, half grunting, half yelling noise. I about took him home and said forget it but I convinced him that it really was the Scera Park and we would try to play there. He complained it was too hot. He complained that there was noone to play with. He was just SO tired, I could tell!! He decided he wanted to go home so home we went. On the way, I told him we were going to stop at the Scout Shop real quick so I could get something for my 9 yr old son, Nathan's Cub Scout Uniform. It was only about a 5 minute drive (including stop lights) to get to the Scout Shop and when I did, he was asleep. WOOHOO! I thought I was finally going to get some peace. WRONG-O Mary Lou! I decided to drive home and just try to sit him back a little so he could sleep in the car. BAD plan. He woke up. I took him inside and tried laying down in my bed with him. He did NOT go back to sleep. He wiggled and kicked his legs instead. So began the rest of my afternoon with him.

We went to a checkup with the doctor at The Attention Clinic for both boys. Marshall has been given a new medicine to try to calm him. He is SO hyper that the doc is afraid he will hurt himself. I'm exhausted. He's been more hyper lately and been waking up more too. It's a cycle, I know. He always does this. He goes through times where he sleeps great and his behavior is pretty darn good too. Then he cycles to a bad sleeping, grumpy all the time phase, which is where we are now. I'm looking forward to him changing back to the easier phase again.

3 comments:

Cindy said...

I hope the medication helps Marshall!!

By the way, I love your picture on the side and your name!!

tiptoe mama said...

Oh man. I feel your exhaustion. I hope the new meds work too. There's a reason why sleep deprivation has been used as a method of torture in war! Hang in There! Wish I could help more.

Happy in Holland said...

I hope you got a good night's sleep and that Marshall had a better day today.