over the past couple of days, i have noticed that it is taking the boys a bit longer to put themselves to sleep in the evenings. our normal routine of dinner, about 1/2 hour of playtime in the crib, 10 minutes of crying, and out for the night, has lengthened into an hour of playtime and 20 minutes of crying.
and then 30 minutes of crying.
and then there is tonight.
dinner was around 5.30. a change of diapers, a change of clothes, and into the crib by 6.15.
playtime was abbreviated & the crying started after only about 15 minutes.
and went on
i checked to make sure no one was on top of the other one a few times & things seemed to be fine.
and still, the crying continued.
at 8.00, i decided that something HAD to be done, so into their room i went. both boys were wailing uncontrollably, but nothing seemed to be physically wrong with them.
as soon as they saw me, everything changed.
the chorus of wails became a giggle fest. both of them. just staring at me and laughing harder than i think they have laughed all day. i think it just would have continued had i not decided that -- since they were clearly in no physical or emotional pain -- i could leave again (and blog about the situation).
what in the world is going on?
is an hour and a half of screaming all just some elaborate game that i just lost? i think they forgot to hand me the rule book for this one. i need to know how to play, because it certainly seems like a lot of fun.
if you win, that is.