Thursday May 06, 2010
Because you had a bad day...
You're taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don't know
You tell me don't lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
-Daniel Powter "You had a Bad Day"
Poor Luke had a bad day. How can an infant have a bad day, you ask? I mean really, all they do is eat, poop, and sleep. What could be bad about that?
Well, a bad infant day is one where you don't sleep, and Luke had that kind of day on Tuesday, merely his second day of daycare. He DID. NOT. SLEEP. AT. ALL. Apparently his day consisted solely of eating and crying. (Thinking about the 3 things infants do - eat, poop, and sleep ... really he didn't do 2 of those three. I'm betting the lack of pooping led to the crying and non-sleeping!) When my mom and I went to pick him up that afternoon, poor Ms. Samantha appeared ready to put him in the mailbox with a stamp on his butt just to get him out of there. Her hair was sticking out in crazy directions, her eyes were bleary, and she had that look of exhaustion that says "If you don't get this kid to stop screaming *RIGHT NOW* I'm gonna lose my ever-lovin' mind!"
Her words, however, said nothing of the sort. She said in the kindest, gentlest voice you can imagine "He's had kind of a rough day. He didn't sleep at all, and he's cried most of the day." Poor Samantha! I can read between the lines to know that she had to go home and crack open a bottle of wine after that scream-fest. And Poor Luke! His voice was hoarse after all that hollering, and I know he must have felt bad to have been so cranky. The craziest part was that after being awake LITERALLY all day long, I totally thought he'd crash as soon as he landed in the car seat. Not so much. He was awake for another two hours! Did somebody sneak some Red Bull into his bottle?
For the record, yesterday was better. I went by to check on him during the day, and he was awake and lounging in "the pool" in his classroom. The pool has no water, but it seemed fun enough to him. He did take a few cat naps of about 20 minutes each. Not exactly ideal, but it at least gave his poor teachers a moment of quiet. And apparently it was enough to keep them from kicking him out for good, since they welcomed him back with open arms today.
I guess change is hard for babies, too.
Posted at 12:21PM May 06, 2010 by Jen Foster in General | Comments
Poor Luke! But Victoria & Samantha are fantastic, and soon the whole Infants Room scene will be old hat... Hard to believe that maternity leave is over; but that means that we'll have to do lunch! When I walked past the Infants room yesterday I saw the "Welcome Luke" sign and popped my head in to see if he was around, but they said that he wasn't. Can't wait to meet him!
Posted by Erin on May 06, 2010 at 05:18 PM EDT #
Hope things go better this week! Looks like its back to work officially on Monday. Enjoy your last few days of freedom!
Posted by Aunt Jamie on May 07, 2010 at 10:41 PM EDT #