Candy – Give me some NOW!

Everyday at naptime, Davis and I have a routine. I place him in his crib and he asks for candy and pretzels. I go into the kitchen and retrieve a one cup measuring cup (he calls it a raisin cup). I place about three pretzels and one piece of chocolate into it, fill up the sippy cup and place it into his crib beside him. Then I turn on the adjoining bathroom light (another request) and walk out of the room. Usually, I don’t hear another peep. Everything is great as long as nothing interrupts this delicate procedure. However, a few days ago, Davis pooped after consuming his bedtime snack, so I was paged to come “change my poopy, Mommy.” Oh no, I thought, this is not good…now the routine is going to be off…we may be in danger of not taking a nap. So, after changing his diaper, new requests started to formulate – Read a book, Mommy. Hold you. I want to sit with you a minute. I did all these things, then resorted to giving him more candy – just one more piece. It wouldn’t hurt. I needed to get this whole nap thing back onto our regular program. He laid down in his crib and I added another small piece of candy to the “raisin cup” and walked out of the room. In seconds, I heard demands start streaming from the room. First it was the “raisin cup” being banged on the sides of the crib. “I want more candy.” I didn’t respond. Next came, “Give me some more candy NOW, Mommy.” After that, more of the same, only louder. When none of this worked, my child started counting, “ONE, TWO – Bring me MORE CANDY!” This went on for at least 15 minutes. I sat quietly in the living room, praying, literally. I needed him to have a nap. Finally, the demands suddenly ceased and sleep apparently outweighed the need for “more candy.”

3 thoughts on “Candy – Give me some NOW!”

  1. HAHAHAAHAAHAAHAAAAAAAA! This is hilarious!!!!!!!!!! Oh how I wish I could see him more. She is so funny. I wish he and Cannon could grow up together…

  2. What child is this? , who laid to rest…
    On tippie toes is still screaming?
    Whom mom will greet, with anthems sweet..
    ” Why, Davis why, aren’t you sleeping?”

    This, this, is Davis Floyd????
    The child we all know as an angel?
    Haste, Michelle, haste, to bring tales of such tantrums
    The grandson, beloved of so many!

    So bring him pretzels, candy and a cup
    A plan deployed to nap him
    This child of yours, sweet stories bring
    Let our loving hearts enjoy them !

  3. ok, ok I met this child this weekend. He also for screams for gooolllllfiiiiiiiisssshes at bedtime šŸ™‚

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