|An upset monkey, if you couldn't tell.|
Whenever he gets really worked up - he goes into a silent cry...where he's crying but he kinda forgets to breathe for a few seconds...so you don't hear anything...and then he takes a breathe and you really hear it! Every time he cries that hard - I'm always sitting there talking to him saying "Breathe Owen, Breathe" and he's always breathed. Now these silent cries can happen when you take something away from him, when you lay him down to change his diaper, when you put him down (for whatever reason), when you put him in his car seat...really for whatever reason...if he gets worked up enough or is tired enough - silent cry!
Yesterday he was getting into the shoes, which are in a little corner nook behind his car seat...so pretty much "off limits"...but when the monkey wants something nothing stops him - especially his car seat! So he either crawls over his car seat and leans over it to grab the shoes on the floor OR he moves the car seat so that he can crawl behind it to get the shoes. And that's exactly what he did yesterday! So each time he got a shoe and brought it out I said "Thank you" as I removed the shoe from his hand. He had 2 pairs of shoes and I had 1 pair of shoes...so I had said that 5 times when he comes out with the last shoe. I said "Thanks Monkey!" and his response - because he knew it was the last shoe - was to immediately start screaming - and then decided he'd turn it into a silent cry...which would be fine except this is what I began to look at...
From this incident we decided that the monkey has Rusty's temper! And I've also decided that this will be a great story to tell in years to come..."Remember that one time when you got so mad that I wouldn't let you chew on the shoes that you turned blue?" Of course I'm sure you can guess what he went for again today...that's right - the shoes!