I really love my kid. But ever since he learned how to make noise (Day 1), he has been perfecting the ability to drive me bonkers.
The latest technique he has picked up is to say “please” over and over again in a whiny voice. He also insists on repeating his request at least 20 times after I’ve given him my “final answer”.
We used to do playpen time when he was a baby. This would give me a good 45 minutes of happy, quiet time while Luke was awake. Sadly, playpen time is a thing of the past. However, I started “room time” last week, in order to regain my sanity and my constant quest for a spotless house. This is where I put him in his room to play alone, with the door open but a gate up. If I don’t do this, he will follow me around and pester me the entire time I am cleaning, repeatedly chattering, “All done? Mama? Done?” Like I said, bonkers.
So far, it is going well. The first few days he yelled “mama” every 10 seconds for 15 minutes. The third day the yelling only lasted 5 minutes. Today, yelling was minimal, and then he spent the rest of his time sorting his sock drawer.
We’re only doing 20 minutes of room time right now, but I am going to work it up to about 40 minutes. Tension is leaving my back even as I think about it.
Until then, let the bug whine.