The Many Moods of Jack – Volume 4
Today was a mood swing kinda day. Actually the week, well the year, has been like that. For some reason I just noticed it more today. This felt like it did when Jack was younger. Always around the birthday, we have trouble.
7:30am – Happy
Jack: Mom, there IS school today! I checked the computer…it’s 1/28 today, right? (we have been having SO many days off from school due to snow)
me: Okay thanks for checking.
Jack: Can I go on the computer until you get up and get breakfast?
me: Absolutely…because you asked very nicely and you’re being sweet.
7:45am – Great Attitude
me: Times up. Come on out and have breakfast.
me: (huh?) Wow Jack, you get to put a sticker up on your reward chart for listening the first time.
8:05am – Cranky
me: Let’s go brush our teeth and…
Jack: You’re not listening to ME!!!
me: What? You weren’t even talking.
Jack: I’m NOT brushing now and I’m not going to school so that’s FINE. HA HA!
me: (I hold up one finger which means listen the first time AND part of the warning 1-2-3)
Jack: Fine, I’ll go brush. (stomps off)
7:30pm – Happy
Jack: Look Mom, I almost read all of this book. It’s sooo good! It’s about them catching these bad guys and they have a donut maker and look at this excellent picture!
me: Awesome! I’m glad you like it. Let’s head upstairs to get ready for bed.
Jack: Okay! (reads while walking SLOWLY up the stairs)
7:45pm – Excited
Jack: Mom, I just remembered something! You said when I’m 6 I can sleep on the top bunk. Can I sleep up there tonight?
me: You’re right. Want me to move all your stuff up on top? (stuffed friends, tissue box, special pillow and blanket)
Dennis: Don’t climb up and down like that. Turn around and climb the right way before you fall and break your head.
8:05pm — Cranky
me: All comfy up there?
Jack: Ummm I don’t really like it up here. Can I move back down? It’s not the same feeling and the ceiling’s too close.
me: Okay, sure, come on down carefully.
Jack: Now who’s gonna sleep with me tonight?
me: You mean your friends right here?
Jack: NO. Someone ALIVE! Like you or Daddy!
me: Jack we’re not sleeping with you.
Jack: (starts to cry) But you didn’t even ask Daddy!!! Waaaahhhhhh!
me: But we never sleep with you sweetie…
Jack: Well you should! Waaaahhhhhhh!
me: Oh boy.
Dennis ended up going in there and falling asleep with Jack for about 20 minutes. I wonder what brought that on? Whenever we have a birthday going on, Jack gets very moody. It’s been without fail since his first birthday. He cried the whole time and then I accidentally snapped the birthday hat under his chin and made him cry. Wait a minute…are you saying this is MY fault? I hadn’t thought of that. Oh boy.