Monday, March 4, 2013

Nightly Craziness

You know how you see commercials with babies taking a bath and being all calm and soothed by it?  Yeah, those are crap.

You want to know what happens with MY kid after bath time?  We get this:

And this isn't just a one time occurrence.  This is pretty much every single night.  Bedtime bath apparently has the opposite effect on this munchkin.  It's like baby crack for him.

I've been trying to be better about calming him down after bath time and not letting him get wound back up so we can get him settled and ready for bed.  Yeah, it's not working so well.  I know I need to be more strict and not let him play like that, but it's so damn funny/cute that sometimes I can't help it.  Especially when he is hopping on the couch proudly proclaiming "I bounce!".  After the bath I take him out into the living room so we can lotion him up and get him dressed in front of the fire where it's warm.  As soon as I get that diaper on his bum he hops up and climbs the couch for some fun.

I know we'll regret not being more strict about bedtime later - especially when 2.0 is here and we're trying to manage bedtime for two munchkins.  For right now I'm just enjoying my crazy little toddler and trying to slowly change our routine to a more calm atmosphere.

He's a strange little munchkin  :)


  1. Yep, that looks about right! I usually do James's bath around midday, either before his nap, or early evening before dinner (which sounds crazy, but we somehow have a kid who isn't very messy at meals... for now). I don't know what it is about getting out of the tub and into a fresh diaper that sends kiddos into crazy mode! Its funny though.

    1. I wish I could do his bath earlier, but this kid is such a messy eater there is no way it would work. I swear his hair must be a magnet for his little food covered hands.