Gathered Thoughts at the End of the Week
*Sigh* I hope that little saying above is true. Today has been kinda rough. Geddy has a constant runny nose but no other symptoms. He is not very hungry which make me think we are doing some major teething? I pray the runny nose isn't allergies. I deal with allergies myself and it's awful. Really really really awful, I can't imagine having a child have them as well. He is grumpy, constantly throwing himself to the ground upset or arching his back because I won't let him take the butter out of the fridge and walk around with it. I don't know what to do. He doesn't understand what I am saying and I don't know what he is going through. Are these tantrums? Isn't he kind of young for that? How am I suppose to react with those?
Wednesday and Thursday were particularly great days. He wasn't all that great but I just had a real clear mind and tons of patience. Today was a let down because I am not feeling as chipper and his attitude persists. Also, we are weaning off of bottles. Today was the first day where we didn't do milk in a bottle (we always do juice or water in a sippy cup at meals) we put it in a sippy cup and he didn't love it. He drank it while he ate his snack but then he struggled to go down for a nap because everything felt weird. We are also only using his dippy (pacifier) during naps and bedtime. This week he hasn't been a huge fan of his dippy because his nose is so congested or snotty so he can't breath with a dippy in his mouth. So, I figured it would be a good time to restrict the dippy to only sleep.
Isn't it funny that right when you think every is under control and you make progress, something different pops up. I know that raising children will always have struggles. Just wait because the problem will turn into something else. Maybe something easier Or harder? Who knows. It's all worth it, I know that it is but this is a hard phase for us. Geddy wants so badly to communicate. Even more so, I want to communicate. I want to explain why I won't let him pull the TV off the stand onto himself or why the butter must stay in the fridge. He doesn't understand why I am being so mean. I constantly feel like I am saying "no" that there isn't enough room to give praise. I want to tell him he is a good boy or to praise him but he is so active and gets into everything that the "no's" seem to outweigh the "hoorays".
So tell me, is a super runny nose a sign of teething? He never had that symptom with teething before so I just don't know. Is 15 months normal for such an upset toddler? Please advise :)