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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Just Stop Moving Already!

Sometimes I just can't take a single second more of physical contact with my child. Because she never stops moving. And when she sits on my lap, my skin turns raw from all the agitation.

You know how something annoys you so much, it starts to boil inside until you can't bear it anymore and you fling it out in a scream, arms flailing? It's a shame that doesn't send her flying. Somehow she always manages to stay on my lap.

I love her. God, I love her. But I'm seriously considering hiding in the coat closet with my hand held solitaire game to give myself a Full Body Contact break.

29 comments:

  1. Mine are movers too. I like holding them when they are sleeping b/c they are so peaceful (and not clawing me in the face!).

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  2. That's about the time that BBJ gets a time out...or Mommy gets one! One of us gets locked in a room until we can be happy together again. ;-)

    When my mother had toddler twins at home, she used to put HERSELF in the playpen just to get a moment alone. Playpens are fabulous for keeping toddlers in...or out. ;-) She could see us, hear us...but we couldn't touch her. (it was especially useful if she was sewing or working with other similar small sharp objects.)

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  3. you need a night out of solid girl time.. and drinks..

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  4. I feel ya, girl. I think mine is part shark--she has to keep moving to live. Either that or she has an amphetamine problem I don't know about. ;)

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  5. they really are such wiggle worms aren't they!!

    seriously i can't even go to the bathroom lately...she wants to crawl up on my lap!!

    really honey?

    can i join you in the closet. i promise to keep my hands to myself :)

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  6. i just babysat four girls...4th grade, 1st grade, pre-k, and 2. I dont know how you mommas do it. It was a long night! Try and have a good night... :)

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  7. And our husbands wonder why we don't want to do anything when we come to bed. My personal space has been violated all day. Let the kids hang on you for a while and then maybe, I will be in the mood.

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  8. I remember my mom saying this to me over and over again, and i really didn't think I was moving so I try and remember that when with Athena. She drives me nuts though, and the way she hangs off of me, or drapes her leg on me so that i feel pinned makes me boil. aww, thank god I love her though or who knows what i might have done by now!

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  9. I will totally be hiding the closet with you, Bradley follows me everywhere, and I you can't get one moment of rest:)

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  10. I SO hear you!! Mine wants to drag me all over the place, I don´t get to sit down for 2 minutes!!

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  11. I know exactly what you mean!

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  12. Maybe it's just a girl thing?? Olivia loves to lay with me on the couch but the girl can't be still. Drives me to complete insanity.

    I feel ya!!

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  13. Susie has it exactly right! ;)

    I remember this, but it does get better. Now, mine can snuggle just fine but don't need to be in constant touch.

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  14. Argh, I SO know this feeling. Am glad it's not just me.

    My girl likes to kick me while I'm feeding her - repeatedly, right in the boob. It seems to be a fun game where she gets extra points for a direct hit to the nipple.

    So rude. I'd thought the wiggleworm stage would pass, but you've taught me I'm probably wrong!

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  15. I know just how you feel--I keep telling myself I'll miss it when they are older. We'll see :)

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  16. I know exactly how you feel! My 18 month old NEVER sits still.

    Too funny about the handheld solitaire game. I have one and am totally addicted to it.

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  17. Every morning my daughter comes into my bed and curls up next to me and proceeds to kick and toss and turn until I threaten to send her back to bed when she decides to sits still for .5 seconds. This is how every day starts for me. I feel for you.

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  18. I'm there with ya...only one of my three are wiggle worms but that is plenty enough!

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  19. Amen!!! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday via BATW. My husband went to Brazil a year ago -he was in Belo. Come back again sometime!

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  20. superbirthcontrolgirlOctober 8, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    who ever thought you would be blogging about motherhood at 4:20?

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  21. Oh you just described my day... the yelling bit... & needing SPACE... thank goodness it is back to work tomorrow.. & the kids are going to school regardless.... (now I sound like a really mean mom don't I? ) (look at it this way...now you seem LESS mean....compared to me...)

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  22. ha ha ha!
    Are you in my head right now! My two youngest ones are like this! Drives me up the wall! I say run, and run fast to that closet!!
    Ü

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  23. Ahhh cant get enough love from ya :) Sure its annoying but how cute too!

    -Meaghan

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  24. To have that kind of energy again would be amazing don't you think?

    Isaac is wild but not so much in a physical way, it's the kids mouth!
    He get's this diarhea of the mouth and it just runs on and on and on and on. Well, you get the picture.

    Just wait until Gabi is a teen. Then she will be so tired all the time. Ha!

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  25. What a horrible mother you are for not wanting, no needed to be with your daughter 24/7.

    joking...

    OMGosh, you deserve a little time away from the wiggle butt :)

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  26. I completely understand.

    And if there is any more room in that closet...I want in.

    I promise to sit in the corner.

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  27. I hear ya! I have a fourteen year old who has suddenly started to want to follow me places. I go to the kitchen and turn around and there he is. WTF? I go outside and I hear the door open behind me. It's like DUDE! Gimme a sec by m'self!

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