Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Xanderism: What the heck was that?

Xander had a rough time falling asleep tonight. His schedule's been a little nuts since he switched over to the big boy bed. Y'all know what I'm talkin' bout. His exhaustion actually makes it harder for him to fall and stay asleep. So, tonight Shelby,(heaven bless him) dutifully stayed by his bedside while he screamed and cried himself to sleep (45 min). Shelby then went to rehearsal.

An hour later, little X woke up again, screaming something that sounded like, "AaaaahhhhhIIIIIIiiii," over and over....and over....yes, and over again, the translation of which I'm still unsure of. For 45 minutes I tried asking him if he had owies, I sat him up because maybe he was still asleep even though his eyes were open, I held him, I kissed him, I sang all the wrong songs, I offered unwanted binkies and drinks, I even gave him a dose of Tylenol. I offered to leave. I offered to stay. Still, he screamed on.

Finally, I said, "Buddy!! Are you stinky?!" He then very suddenly stopped crying and screaming, looked me straight in the eye and said, "No.", then closed his eyes and fell asleep immediately. Like literally within a second. What. The. Heck. Was. That?


Myndi said...

think you've found the magic button ;)

April Jo said...

W.o.w! THAT was funny!!

Kathy said...

Sounds like a night terror. Timothy got them when he was way over tired. They look awake, but aren't and snap out of it just like that and go back to sleep. I'm glad Xander was only screaming, Timothy used to throw himself against the bars of his crib!

Shelby said...

You'd think that by our third child we would remember that the other two went through a phase like this, wouldn't you? Skyler's night terrors were the worst. Xander is giving him a run for his money, though.