Tuesday, November 1, 2011

a little of this; a little of that



I have so many things I could post.
Family sessions.
Couple sessions.
Senior sessions.
Weddings.
The problem is I am a terrible narrow down-er.
It pains me to have to decide what is the best. 
Seriously.
I have the most beautiful wedding to share.
I am going to really try to get that out soon.
You are going to love their story.
Beautiful to the max.


It's almost 11 and Kaish just came to tell me he can't sleep.
He told me he isn't tired at all.
Now, mind you, this morning, at 6:15 when the alarm went off 
he started crying and told me he couldn't make it through the day because he was just too tired.
Yet, here we are, at 10:54 and he can not sleep. 
Did I tell you he has been sleeping on the floor in our room lately?
All of a sudden he is worried someone is coming to get him at night.
I assured him we would hear someone taking our sweet 11 year old baby in the middle of the night since we are both very light sleepers.
I assured him we would beat down any potential kidnappers.
I assured him that his bed is eleventy eleventy million times more comfortable than the floor.
I am terrified to google it and find out why he wants to sleep on the floor for fear I will learn of yet another parenting mistake I have done that is causing this and therefore messing him up...
Did your kids ever go through this?


 

46 comments:

lifebythecreek said...

Ever? Why yes. right now, as a matter of fact. 11 year old boy. First year of middle school. Coincidence? I think not. Adam can't sleep at night, whether he goes to bed at 8:00, 9:00, or later. And at 6:15, he is so very tired. He told me last week that he was putting his head on his desk in his reading class, and after telling him several times to stop, the teacher now makes him stand for the rest of the class if he does it. ugh. Perhaps they make a SHARED "Mom of the Year" award. sort of like those broken heart friendship necklaces. You get half and I get half. Deal? And lawd. Your pictures. Just lawd.

photowannabe said...

Sometimes its hard to figure out why kids get something in their heads. Who knows, maybe kids at school have been tellingspooky stories, or someone has been listening to the news which can be a horror story in itself.
Just keep on loving him like you already do.
A little prayer never hurts either!

About Aisha said...

Lovely pics.

Tracy P. said...

My boy sometimes has a hard time winding down too. We are not usually in our bedroom at that point, so there is no motivation for him to want to join us. We are not very sympathetic. At least you are nice to Kaish. ;-) I will occasionally go rub Ben's back for a little while, but he has to put his head on the pillow and not talk.

You have been taking pictures like crazy! Those kitties are fantastic. But I'm glad you've been doing people too. I am also a terrible narrow down-er. So sad. Can't wait to see the wedding!

Roger Owen Green said...

Oh, the 7 y.o. daughter is in bed at 8, but then dawdles, then is HUNGRY or can't sleep. She went through a phase of her mother or me sleeping with her in the guest room, which is over.

Don't read the parenting books - it'll ruin your ego.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Maggie May said...

Random photos make a lovely post. Particularly loved the cats and the hand hovering on the sweets.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

April said...

Abby went through that when she was much younger. She'd wander into our bedroom at night looking for some reassurance that everything was OK. She, finally, grew out of it and I'm sure Kaish will, too. Kids today have lots of worries and things on their minds, just like adults do. Just keep telling him that everything will be alright...he will come to believe it! Your pictures just keep getting better all the time...SERIOUSLY!

Jodi said...

My Conner has always done this! And though Kaishon may be worried about an intruder, he may just want some time with mom and dad. The pre-teens are rough and to know that you can come to mom and dad at anytime for anything is a great foundation for the teen (high school) years! your doing great! Just keep loving your beautiful boy!!!

Love! Love! Love! your photography! and can't wait to see the wedding photos!

Formerly known as Frau said...

It's tough being a kid today...he is worried about something..maybe heard something on TV or kids talk. day by day just keep talking to him and reassure him...your a great Mom Becky you really are.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

My son is 4 and sleeps on the floor at least once a week. He falls asleep while playing though. Hope he outgrows this stage soon.

Anita Johnson said...

No, we never had kids sleep in our bedroom. We ended up in theirs. I remember gently leading the kids back to their rooms in the middle of the night and being so tired we crashed there. Now we have dogs in our beds. It never ends. (-:

TechnoBabe said...

I don't remember any of my kids wanting to sleep in my room but one of my granddaughters slept on the floor in her parents room most nights. Poor Kaish, his sleeping is out of sync.

Caseybumpinalong said...

Gosh your pictures are beautiful. Are those your kitties?!

Maybe Halloween got Kaish spooked. My 14 year old son asked me to sleep on the couch the other night so I'd be closer to his room just in case any bad thoughts creeped into his head in the middle of the night. And we have at least one of our girls in our bed several nights a week (though it is happening less and less (sniff)). My son takes melatonin at night to help him sleep - it makes a big difference.

Sarah said...

WOW Becky! These are awesome. Love the paint brushes, leaves and kittens. Okay I love them all.

Becca said...

You take the most beautiful pictures of everyday life, I love them :-) And you are an amazing parent - kids go through phases, and I'm pretty sure that every single kid is scared of that at some point!

nonizamboni said...

Yes, that, and many variations on the theme. I admire your attitude and those great affirmations Kaishon received. Hang in there!
Wonderful post photos, BTW.

Stasha said...

Cannot wait to see the wedding shots! As for kids, they are quirky, just like us. It is a faze, I am sure.

Scriptor Senex said...

Every parent wonders if they've done something wrong to cause unusual behaviour. By the time they are in their twenties and thirties you realise you did the best you could and that all children are weird. Or even very weird!!! Sleeping on the floor is nothing!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Aw, my kids have definitely gone through that in the past. In fact, my 14yo still gets that way. She's afraid that someone is going to climb in through her window at night and take her. FYI...her bedroom is on the second floor of our home and there is no way that anyone can get in unless they have a ladder. Also, we live in a town of 109 people. I doubt that'll happen. Kids... I'm sure you're doing a great job of raising Kaishon and not messing him up. :) Your photos are gorgeous, as always. I've been seeing you everywhere lately and have been meaning to stop by. Thanks so much for stopping by my place to say hi. Have a great day! :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

we haven't went through that, but my nephew has always preferred to sleep on the ground. he's 14 and still sleeps on the floor. strange. who knows why??

Bethany said...

Beautiful photos!

Jodi said...

beautiful pictures.. cute kitties.

Team Lando said...

Urgh, parenting books? No way, just use your mom instincts to figure out what he's worried about!

Shey said...

Oh parenting mistakes! I am so with you, last night my son came to sleep in my bed =) tonight I'm sending him back to his bed, our rooms are across each other, I guess kids go through stages, my boy is going through a stage right now, too forgetful to turn in home/school work stage, I hope he gets over it soon or else he'll flunk 6th grade. =(

Busy Bee Suz said...

He must have seen something on TV....surely this is a phase that he will get through. Lovely photos!

chubskulit said...

Just perfect for P! Late visiting from ABC Wednesday.

You can find my Presidents of the United States entry through the link. Thanks!

Megan@TrueDaughter said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Your comment was very kind...
I read your About you. You had me at "I am fat." Love that. Me too. Thanks again for your sweet words...

Gel said...

lovely photos.
My kids are college-aged. I do remember when they couldn't sleep... and things I'd try like soft music (that would turn itself off after a set time)...of course that was after the hugs that chased "the monsters away" some nights. Other times, if they were "just awake" I might give in to 1/2 hr of reading and then light's out.

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous photos!!

Anna said...

What a beautiful blog you have... Thank you for commenting on my blog---so I could find yours. And to answer your question, yes---we received a few full size/king size candy bars in the richie neighborhood we ended up trick or treating in. But we mostly received the regular/fun size Halloween candy. :-) Have a wonderful day!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Great photos as always...

Sorry about Kaishon's sleeping pattern-- My godson goes through this if he's watching scary movies (which, come to find out they actually did a few times in school!!!) or perhaps it has something to do with Halloween?? Regardless, I hope he get's some rest soon.

xoxox jj

Suki said...

I hope Kaishon's on the floor-sleeping-phase will be ending soon.
How are you my friend. I so love your kitty pictures. they are so cute!
Love xxx

Susan said...

Yes, Yes, and YES!!

I had a son do that too. But what can a mom do?

He'll be just fine. Let him stay...

Love you and praying things will be better soon.

Love all these amazing pictures Becky♥

Tamar SB said...

Great pics, as always, Becky! Love the one of the brushes, it's so simple but stuning!

Sugardrive said...

not yet....but the girls are only 12 months! ask me again in a few years. and i have to say THANK YOU for posting on my blog because I am loving yours. lov-ving. beautiful photography. you capture emotion and color and life vividly!!

Christina (fivewalkers) said...

I saw a GIANT roach in our bathroom (off of our bedroom) the other day, and now I'm sleeping in our four-year-old's bed. Does that make you feel better? :) I don't know when I'll make it back to our room. :P
I think they just go through phases. He wants to be close to you guys. It's sweet. A little treasure. That's what I think, anyway.

Jo Bryant said...

wonderful photos - i am sure it is not something you have done as a parent - kids just come with quirks

Katherines Corner said...

Our world, sigh...it stresses the little ones. I did have an issue with my daughter ( when she was 5 she's 31 now) she refused to sleep in her room for a while.Convinced someone would be coming in through the window. Children go through phases, our grandson ( one of five grandchildren) is five and he's having issues with sleeping in his room right now. Hang in there, it;s not you. Big Hugs ♥

Kelly Quinones Miller said...

Javi begs us to come sleep in his room. He wants one of us to sleep on the top bunk while he sleeps on the bottom bunk because he's "lonely" when he sleeps. Yeah. Not happening. ;)

I'm sure Kaish sleeping on the floor is about needing some kind of safety or closeness. I love that you are patient with him. Sometimes just knowing that somebody's listening to and watching out for you is enough.

jlo said...

Love the kitties and the bumble bee!

Sleeping issues...don't think we've ever not had something going on. I usually stress longer than it lasts. Hang in there.

Ness said...

We've totally had the sleeping thing with our middle son. I think it's just a stage...that between big kid and little kid thing. If it doesn't bother you to have him there, let him sleep where he feels safe....

Natalia said...

Sadly, I was the kid with the sleep issues. Ever since I can remember, I've had a hard time sleeping alone. As I got older, I became more comfortable sleeping in my own room alone, but never in a house alone... which made living by myself a nightmare. Thank goodness for roommates and marriage.

mamamia said...

My daughter has been waking up at night, too. She will not go back to her own bed without one of us sleeping with her. She is also terrified a tornado is going to take our house or us away.
It isn't your fault.
It is a phase. I try to teach her to pray when she wakes up because God is her protector.

Teachinfourth said...

I am so sorry to hear that Kaish is going through this...from what I remember, it's normal. I don't think you should be worried about doing anything wrong...

Sarah said...

Your photos are just breathtaking! And I had to laugh at the part about being afraid to google it. So great. I only have a 1 year old, but I remember kidnappers used to be a huge fear of mine when I was that age. You will be happy to know that I've outgrown that. Phew!

Sharon said...

We've got a plethora of sleep issues going on in our house! Lovely pictures as always.