I love Easter. It’s a day I always look forward to, but this year it was a very long day. It did end on a good note, but there were points when I was ready to wish the day away.
The story really started on Saturday. Nick was very fussy from the start of the day. I got little done during the day because I spent almost the entire day trying to keep him calm and happy. We went shopping, we went for a walk, we went to the park, and we even went out for dinner. If I could keep him distracted he was OK, but as soon as that stopped he was a basket case. He was so miserable that I put him to bed early which didn’t help. He fussed and cried for almost two hours. I kept trying to do things to calm him, but nothing seemed to help. It was exhausting, and to top it off I had a busy evening myself because I participated in a Goggle Hangout with my friends to go over our new blog The Blogging Bunch, and I still had to do all of the Easter Bunny stuff. By the time I fell into bed at eleven I was beat.
On Sunday Nick didn’t wake terribly early, but early enough that I left him to veg for a little bit. That didn’t go so well though since he seemed miserable like the night before. He wanted nothing to do with finding eggs or his baskets with toys. He did eat some breakfast, but otherwise he just cried and screamed. He did eventually find one basket that had bubbles, and those kept him happy for a little bit. That only lasted so long though. Finally, out of ideas, we brought up his water table for him to play with. That got him excited, and mostly kept him calm until it was time for lunch.
Not surprisingly he ate little at lunch, and continued to fuss. I had given him Ibuprofen in the morning, but out of desperation I also gave him some Tylenol after lunch. It seemed that it took both pain killers to finally help his pain. After the Tylenol kicked in he calmed right down and was happy to play. At that point I was sure that two year molars were the culprit for the fussiness. I was just happy to have my little boy back.
Eventually I got him down for a nap although I had to wake him up two hours later to leave for family dinner (he wasn’t too happy with me for that). Nick was pretty out of it for the whole drive over, but he perked up when we got there and he saw his Nana! He ended up having a great evening. He played, he ate well (even vegetables!), and he simply was happy again. It was very nice to end the holiday on a good note, but man had it been a long day!
How was your Easter?