Friday, December 12, 2008

Go Away

Well, we finally experienced it. The moment I truly and really realized that Ristow is his own person and sometimes I just can't fix what's wrong.
There have been many nights where Ristow is in a foul mood or overly tired and very cranky. Well the other night was one of those nights. He unfortunately ended up in time out a few times for not obeying while we were trying to get him to bed. By the end of the frustrating ordeal. He was mad at us and all he wanted to do was to go to bed by HIMSELF. So we said goodnight in the hallway and he shut his door and went to bed.
Well, I stood outside the door listening and after a little while decided I would go in and check on him and kiss him goodnight. He was asleep when I went it, so I leaned over and kissed him on the head. Boy, was that a mistake. He woke up enough to tell me to "Go Away" and that he didn't want me. Those words, I am learning, can break a mom's heart. I guess sometimes we all just need to be alone and we can't always go to bed happy and peaceful. I was just hoping that didn't start this early in his life.


Lisa said...

Aww, i've been there! I know it breaks your heart to hear them say things like that. Us moms have to have tough skins sometimes. Hoping you had some sweet time with Ristow today.

Christie said...

Today was so much better, thanks Lisa. He has been super sweet and loving today which makes me feel better. Hope you and the girls are doing good.

suzannah said...

oh christie, that's awful! glad today was better. hugs.

Elissa said...

I'm glad today was better, too. I can only imagine the heartbreak. I love you, sweetness!!

misti said...

It's tough when they start cutting the strings before u'r ready. Unfortunately, the mile stones that they can't wait 2 get 2 r the 1s that us moms want 2 keep them from 4 as long as possible. I'd love 2 say it gets easier, but it doesn't. He's an awesome little boy. Treasure every moment u get b/c they grow up way too fast. Aly was 18 mo old when u got married and she's 10 now. Look how that time has flown by. It seems like moments until we look at our children.