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Beware The Happy Parent Moments

on October 19, 2012

That happy-parent-moment…after you have tucked your children into bed and their rooms are dark…and you have this overwhelming emotional need to rush back into their room for one last hug and to tell them just one more time how much you love them and how lucky you feel to be their mother and you push open the first door… only to suddenly be a little confused by the sight of his face, all lit up by the unmistakable glow of the Nintendo he is PLAYING that he had hidden under his pillow while you said goodnight the first time… and the happy-parent-moment…it’s GONE…and replaced by something entirely different.

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6 responses to “Beware The Happy Parent Moments

  1. Oh, man. Can I ever relate to this with boys aged 9 and 11. Only in our case, it’s not a Nintendo but an iPad. Still….so frustrating. I’ve learned not to go back and check on them because, frankly, I don’t want to know what they’re doing in there. And, I’m sure that feeling will just increase as they near puberty. 😉

    • Oh my goodness….so funny. Yep, mine are 10 and 12 and I feel like the inspector some nights, LOL. One of my boys is also autistic and has issues with sleep so I have to be pretty thorough in my searches so that he can be bright eyed when he gets to class, LOL! But, sometimes, they are sneakier than I am thorough!

      • My ADHD kid is the same way with sleep. We talked to his pediatrician’s office and they recommended letting him take a small dose of melatonin before bed and that has helped a lot. Still doesn’t stop him from hiding his iPad in his bed for the minute he wakes up, though.

      • LOL…that is why I CLEAR the room of electronics before he goes to sleep…otherwise he will wake up at 4 and start playing. And he will be oh so apologetic about having played! I have done the same with the melatonin on occasion when sleep is challenging. It seems to work very well. He goes in cycles when he needs it and when he doesn’t. When we first started wearing head gear last month, he needed it again!

      • Head gear is the worst. My oldest should be wearing his, but he’s not. He will have to again at some point but I’m picking different battles right now. Hope you and your boys have a fabulous weekend!

      • You as well! Have a GREAT one 🙂

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