Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I jinxed myself

See this butterfly nightlight... This little butterfly was supposed to save my sanity, restore peace and harmony in my household, and be a trusted companion for my wayward toddler.

After writing this post last week, I decided that perhaps Porgie's opposition to bedtime was stemming from a fear of the dark. So, I hunted around in my bedroom until I found the lovely butterfly nightlight pictured above. I plugged it in, and Porgie was captivated. I was certain that I had struck gold.

When we put Porgie to bed that night, she didn't cry or puke. It was a miracle. For the next 5 or 6 nights, Porgie went to bed without a fuss. But then I did something very foolish. I bragged. Yes, I bragged to Eva that I had fixed our bedtime problems. I think I even told her that I was a genius. Tsk tsk.

Porgie SCREAMED during bedtime last night. Porige PUKED during bedtime last night. I am not a genius. I am a jackass.

29 comments:

dani said...

oh, no!!! maybe you need to get her one of those things that acts as a nightlight, plays lullabies, and throws lit objects on the ceiling??? good luck, christy!!!
love,
dani

Misguided Mommy said...

you fucking rookie!!!!! can't believe you bragged.

we got something like this for brandon but in a camping theme and hung it right above his bed as his night light. works like a dream. my cousin got one from target with butterflys and bees and hung it one her daughters cribs.
http://www.target.com/Sea-Life-String-Lights/dp/B0015AP7YS/sr=1-4/qid=1222192222/ref=sr_1_4/601-5104470-0192935?ie=UTF8&index=target&rh=k%3Astring%20lights&page=1

oo here is some neat butterfly ones
http://www.target.com/Butterfly-String-Lights/dp/B0012LYA6Q/sr=1-3/qid=1222192380/ref=sr_1_3/601-5104470-0192935?ie=UTF8&index=target&field-browse=1038576&rh=k%3Astring%20lights%2Cn%3A1041972&page=1

i love em. i want to find some for codis room next!

Misguided Mommy said...

if those gay links don't work go to target.com and search string lights and then narrow to kids!

Steph said...

Oh no! Crap. Hopefully it was just a relapse and she will be back on track. Good luck!!!

moo said...

ah, the classic I-Say-It-Therefore-It-Must-Not-Be-True-Anymore parenting gambit. I'm so sorry, honey.

*tentative voice* have you thought about bringing her to a child therapist?

Amanda said...

Oh Christy ~ i hope you get this one sorted out!

Insta-mom said...

I swear, it's like they know!

amanda said...

way to go friend :(

hoping the butterflies magical powers come back tonight!

Catizhere said...

We were in Clermont, NJ the week before last. There is a little bunch of shops on rte.9 called Woodland village. There is a "toy cottage". They had the cutest turtles that lit up & threw patterns on the ceiling. One was constellations, another had outlines of turtles and I forget what the 3rd one did. Clermont's not too far a drive is it?

Maggie's been having a hard time sleeping too. Not getting to sleep so much, but she's been waking in the middle of the night & coming to sleep in MY bed! Gah!

I hope she settles for you.

Jiff said...

You could get one of those things that lights things up on the ceiling?
Good luck, though, cause I know you're probably exhausted!!

Tabitha said...

Oh dear ~ I have made the same mistake once or twice ~ I just keep my big mouth shut now ha ha !!!
love and hugs XXXXXXXXXXXX

Z's Mom said...

Oh no! It was a good run while it lasted!!!

Ok, so maybe she needs a new light every week. Try the one now that puts stars on your ceiling....captivate her!!!

Eva said...

Next time we talk, put Porgie on the phone. I will talk some sense into her, I promise!

THopgood said...

Trial and error, baby, trial and error! That's what being a mom is all about!

Dana said...

OH NO!!!!!

Rose said...

I hate it when that happens, yet I never learn my lesson! How do they know? I hope it gets better for you.

Midwest Mommy said...

Oh no!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I have one word for you: hubris. Never do that again.

P.S. I do it all the time with potty training, "Oh Oliver is completely potty trained now. Oh wait - no he's not, he just had an accident..."

Lainey-Paney said...

hey...at least it worked for a while....

Mama Kalila said...

Oh I'm sorry... it happens everytime I brag too. You'd think we'd learn lol. I hope it was a one night thing & she goes back to sleeping well.

Bon said...

all of our fixes only ever seem to last about 5 days...then i have to get all creative again. sigh. good luck.

jen said...

that sucks. it always seems to happen to me too!
have you tried a glo-worm? for some reason, coconut has developed this fondness for a glo-worm her sister has. at night, i put it on the light only setting and she can squeeze it and light up her room.
(now that i've mentioned that...she won't play with it tonight and will probably chuck it at me as i walk out the door, screaming, "what the hell did you hand me that piece of crap glowing toy for? it scares me and i'm not sleeping tonight!") so ignore my advice. please.

Jenn said...

Aww, why do kids always make a liar out of you? No matter how old they get !

Jeninacide said...

BUMMER!

Rachel said...

OMG-I so know the damn jinx. I am so scared to write about sleep. I have jinxed myself so many times. Oh Porgie. Would u ever try to give her something homeopathic. Google rescue remedy sleep. I give it to max each night and take it for myself as well. can get it at whole foods.

Becks said...

Oh God that sucks! I totally believe that bragging kills! Everytime I open my big mouth about something amazing Sophia does I am instantly cursed with it all going to hell. I feel you pain sista!

Nellie said...

Oh crap, that sucks. No more bragging. :)

Rachel said...

I just read the puke post. Maybe I was reading too fast to see that it was a link. OMG-I am so sorry. I have to wake max up at 2:3 pm from any nap or he wont sleep at night. he goes to sleep at 8:30 but I lay next to him. Good luck. You have always been my sleep hero.

Danielle said...

OUCH! I hope things have improved.