11 January 2009

i really like: getting that "ah ha!" moment


sometimes being a mom is like being nancy drew, or any of her female counterparts. you have to put all the clues together.

clues:
1. ambrose is being really really whiny and annoying (like, more than usual that is)...hmmmmmm......
2. ambrose isn't napping..... and has a mysteriously runny nose with no other cold symptoms......
3. ambrose found an old baby bottle and chewed the rubbery top part like a puppy with a new shiny chew toy
4. ambrose cries more easily and something really seems to be bothering him.....
5. i have tried EVERYTHING and nothing seems to be right.... what IS WRONG???

hmmmm.....

is it obvious to anyone else yet?

6. ambrose screeched in my ear which seemed to distract him from complaining but then had to promptly bite me... what's going on with ... his ... mouth??!!

HIS MOUTH!!!!

we felt back there and sure enough, the beginnings of some two year old molars can be felt. give that boy some motrin or something.

case closed.

9 comments:

Roeckers said...

We had a week like that and figured out in was an ear infection.

Glad you found the cure! Gotta love toddlers!

snbjork said...

I'm glad you discovered what was wrong! Sounds like you had a pretty rough day the other day!!! Thank goodness for medicine, eh?! Evelyn is cutting some molars right now, too. Not so fun!

liko said...

glad you found the culprit -- even more glad that there was one! poor boy!

lizzie said...

That's always my first excuse when Simon is a little bit hard to handle. Blame it on the teeth -- whether they are there or not. It makes me feel better about my parenting skills.

Alli said...

Way to crack the case!

Melissa said...

i like this post...it's true and it makes you feel better that he wasn't screaming at you and biting you because he doesn't like you, right?

the longer I am a mother the more I realize that there usually is a completely understandable reason for the craziness...most of the time at least.

Bille said...

Ouch! Poor guy.

mrs. peterson said...

i love nancy drew!

Bitty said...

I love a good Nancy Drew moment.