Last Friday, Olivia woke up in the worst mood ever. Seriously. I feel like she cried more on Friday than how much she usually cries in a whole week. It was so frustrating. Actually, I think it was more frustrating because she couldn’t tell me what was wrong. Yeah, I think that’s it.
So a handyman was here on that day, cleaning out our A/C duct or whatever, so that the air could go through a little smoother. Because he was doing this, he had to have the air on super high….55 degrees to be exact. It was SO cold in our house. I decided to put Olivia’s little house slippers on because she was getting over a little cold and she didn’t have any socks on.
A little while later, I put her down for a nap so she could be up when Odin got here. I really thought that after she took a nap, she wouldn’t feel as crabby, but of course, I was wrong. She woke up from her nap crying and I just thought to myself, this is going to be a loooong day.
By the time Odin got here, Olivia was so crabby that I couldn’t even put her down. Every time I tried, she screamed. I just did not understand what her problem was and I was getting so aggravated because she is never like this. I just couldn’t understand what was wrong– teething? ear infection? stomach ache?
Some time went by, and I decided to take the kids outside. Fresh air does every one some good, so I thought that this could be exactly what Olivia needs. She loves to be outside.
Wrong again. She still screamed every time I put her down.
Finally, with about a sliver of patience left, and an entire evening of entertaining two toddlers ahead of me, I placed Olivia down, and through her screams I said, “Olivia, enough is enough, Odin is here to play with you, you need to go play with him.” And then I noticed that she wouldn’t move her legs. She wouldn’t walk. And I looked at her and I said, “baby girl, why aren’t you moving your legs? What is wrong?”
And then it hit me.
I don’t know how I knew in that moment, but I did. I put Olivia back into my lap, took her slippers off, rubbed her feet, and guess what she did?
She hopped off my lap, laughed and ran to play with Odin.
………..I beg your pardon?
Her little toes were being smushed by her little slippers. And it doesn’t help that when she sleeps, she sweats, so I’m sure her feet were a little swollen making her discomfort even worse.
I seriously felt SO bad. How did I not know?
I guess all that matters, in the end, is that she is safe, healthy, and there is nothing serious wrong with her, other than smushed piggies. But what I can’t understand is why she didn’t take them off, she does with all of her other shoes! Or WHY didn’t she point to her feet?
And as for her being so crabby in the morning, before I put those slippers on, maybe she just woke up in a bad mood. That happens to me more often than I care to admit……like mother, like daughter, I suppose.
Oh and one more thing, they were Disney slippers. And they were sized for a two year old. What I’m saying is that Disney definitely makes some cute baby stuff, but it runs small, so keep that in mind, and always buy a size bigger.
I was so excited about those damn things and unfortunately, they only go up to two years old….which means I’m on the hunt for another cute/durable pair of slippers for my girl.
And that concludes my #momfail for this Tuesday.