BE WARNED: there is kid poop talk ahead. Just sayin.
I’m feeling pretty crappy right now in the mom department. 😕
Dylan just came downstairs for the THIRD time in an hour to, yet again, go to the bathroom. He knows to just use the upstairs bathroom so he fabricated a need to poop. His second time down I told him he’d get a spank if he kept getting up. But when he tells me he needs to poop, I can’t spank him for that. Before he told me though I yelled at him “Dylan! What are you DOING down here AGAIN?!” and he instantly sat on the stairs and started crying. He has never done that. My heart sank. I felt awful, but I didn’t respond right away with “I’m sorry.” Instead I asked why he was crying and he just kept saying he wanted grandma. He wanted to call grandma. He wanted grandma because I yelled at him and that was why he was crying. ugh. I could cry. I held him and told him I was sorry and told him I shouldn’t have yelled at him, asked him to forgive me, and told him that it hurts my heart when I have done something to make him cry. 😥 Then he went into the bathroom to go and what do ya know? He didn’t go. 😦
I am so frustrated with him. Naptime is two hours long. In two hours he gets up an average of SIX TIMES to go pee or poop. SIX TIMES! It’s like he paces himself just to aggravate every nerve I have. The same thing happens at bedtime. He drags bedtime out for about two hours every. single. night. I am at my wits end. And I can’t spank him because he goes to the bathroom everytime. Even though he didn’t poo this time, he did pee. I can’t spank him for that. What am I supposed to do? I cannot figure it out. And I don’t want to encourage him to go in his pull up because I am afraid that would mess him up. He’s just finally stopped peeing his pants every day. 😦 The key there was that I put a diaper on him and made him wear it one day after about the THIRD time he peed his pants. He hasn’t peed in them since.
I’m feeling very frustrated. I have NO CLUE what to do from here on out. This business of dragging out bedtime for so long is SO OLD and I am so annoyed by it. And then he asks me to lay down with him. I tell him no because I can’t reward his behavior by laying down with him. Plus we don’t want to make it a habit….. not that we don’t ever lay down with them, but not at sleeping times. The way Dylan is, he would milk it EVERY night after we gave in once. We’ve been down that road before and don’t care to go down it again. *sigh*
I hate when my mommy heart hurts and doesn’t know what to do.