Right now – MrZ is alone at NIkkiZ’s 4 month check-up. Well, he’s got her with him (I hope), but I’m not there with him. After he missed her last two check-ups, and then admitted he skipped them because he can’t handle her getting shots, I did what any 2-yr-old would do and pitched a temper tantrum whining, “It’s not FAIR! You have to do it next time! WAH!”
This morning he asked me to send him an email with everything he needed to ask or tell our Pediatrian. I immediately told him if I emailed it to him it defeated the purpose of him doing this by himself. “You should just write it down as I tell you right now.” And he did what any 2-yr-old would do and pitched a tantrum whining, “Its not FAIR! I don’t like to write! You do it!”
We’re SO mature.
He ended up getting a notecard and and a pen (pen? what’s that?) and wrote down things like “Poops once a day,” “What solids should we give her and when,” and “Doesn’t sleep more than 2 hours at a time – FIX HER.” I’m hoping all goes well and that he won’t refuse to ever do this again. I’m really trying to let him help more, since I’m losing my mind doing everything myself. But at the same time? It’s very hard for me to trust him to do it the RIGHT WAY. This is a learning experience for us both. MrZ is learning to do some things by himself while I’m learning to quit being a controlling bitch. It’s a win/win situation.
Neener! Neener! Neener! I totally got HIM to take her to get shots and I don’t have to! Woo Hoo! Sucks to be him!