...try teething tablets.
Because you just might discover that the 19 month old boy you thought was pushing you to your limits and being somewhat of a monster child is in actuality working on his two year molars. More than one at a time. We're talking big time pain.
Yesterday morning I was ready to pull my hair out. The day before, Caden had been driving us insane, with non-stop screaming and whining, refusing foods, banging his head, covering his ears, and just being defiant in general. I thought, "Wow, where did my sweet little boy go?"
At breakfast yesterday, he kept putting his hands over his ears, throwing food and banging his head on his high chair tray. In sheer desperation (but not really thinking he was teething- I mean seriously, didn't we at least deserve a few months of peace after 13 months of completely consecutive and miserable teething?), I grabbed the Hyland's Homeopathic Teething Tablets out of the cupboard and popped two in his mouth.
In one minute (I kid you not), I had a different child. One that remembered how to eat his food and sign please and even smile! What a miracle! Thank you, Lord, for teething tablets and for giving me a clue as to what was going on!
Lesson learned. Some children will proceed to get every single one of their 20 baby teeth in record time. It's not pretty, but there's light at the end of the tunnel (only 4 more to go!!!), and I must say, the "terrible two's" are looking pretty blissful to this worn out mama!
(And no, Hyland's has not compensated me in any way for telling this tale, but if they'd like to, they're welcome to send me a case of teething tablets to get me through the next couple of months!)