Thursday, August 13, 2009

Nightmare

Last year Lauren I took the kids to the beach for a couple of days. The boys had such a blast that for the next several months they talked about going to the the beach with their friend Stelly and how much fun they had in New Jersey.


When ever Wyatt would have a nightmare or be scared to go to bed for whatever reason I always sat with him and we would talk about the great time down the shore. I would suggest that he dream about digging in the sand, standing in the ocean, or going on rides at the boardwalk. Wyatt would smile, and remember the time fondly and close his eyes and drift off to sleep with happy thoughts.

This year Lauren and I took the kids to the beach for a full week. I am not saying that Wyatt is not having a good time but he is now afraid of the ocean, he got a black eye from the bumper cars, and he feels the same way about log flume rides as his father does.



Now when I try to calm him down at night with stories about the beach I am sure he will hear the screams of his dad wailing like a little girl. I need to come up with new "happy thoughts".




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Contest Rules: Go to Special Bedtime Moments and share a special bedtime moment shared by you and your family (can be a story, tip for getting kids to sleep or rundown of your nighttime routine).

Disclaimer: I have partnered with GoodNites for this series of posts; I am being compensated for writing about my family's bedtime routine and for promoting this contest, not for endorsing a product.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Poor little one! He's already suffering from MCS, and then you go and squish him in the middle on the log Flume!!! Truth be told, it looks like no one in the picture is having a good time. When the boys come home and start talking 'bout their great vacation, then you'll know, it was not a complete nightmare. Maybe for you but not for them. A little respect for the ocean is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Instead of counting sheep, Wyatt can just count the hairs on the back of Maxfield's head.

kcinnova said...

If that was me holding onto Max, he'd have bruised ribs and both of those boys would have nightmares. So at least you have only scarred one kid, right? ;)

Effie said...

that picture is priceless--those flume rides are fun, but they're even better when you're just watching them come down--then you get soaked without the fear!

Bogart in P Towne said...

That is a great shot! The genuine look of terror on your face is classic.

Is that the look you got when your Eagles signed Michael Vick?

kalki said...

Would it be weird if I printed that photo and put it on my fridge? Because I freaking LOVE it. But that would be weird, right?

Charity Donovan said...

Flippin' hysterical!!!

James (SeattleDad) said...

Too funny. We are currently avoiding the word 'scarry' in all the books we read Lukas so he won't get the concept.

Anonymous said...

The last time i saw your face like that was when your were getting stung by ten bees walking to school.

JP said...

That picture is definitely worth a thousand words! Nice face shots! I'm still laughing thinking about it.

cryitout said...

Now that is a fabulous photo!