The Banshee

It was the best of weeks, it was the worst of weeks. While we’ve been enjoying our recently found summer weather, Little Miss Maddie has also shown us just how strong her lungs can be in a very loud and shrill way. She has made her opinion of nap time known in no uncertain terms. Her thoughts: naps are over-rated. My opinion: I may go crazy unless she can start getting some more sleep in during the day.

Oh but the screeching! This girl can scream like a banshee, though I assure you she’s much cuter to behold. I’m just grateful that she typically reserves such noise for twice a day, to protest that which she believes to be blatant injustice.

But there is apparently more to the story than I first understood. It took me all week raging wars and constantly battling to figure out that the poor girl may be uncomfortable. Actually, it was Colin’s thought that her newly spotted upper front teeth, just beginning to break through the gum line, might be the problematic trigger.

Or it may be that she just doesn’t want to sleep.

Either way, I do hope that this level of screaming begins to find its way back to a more tolerable decibel.

3 thoughts on “The Banshee”

  1. Megs went through a similar phase a while back. Fortunately it has subsided, but for while it seemed like we lived in the Shrieking Shack. It is hard to imagine your little girl as a banshee because when you see her she is just soooo sweet and yummy.

  2. I love that Lee Fleming just referred to the Shrieking Shack. Awesome. Anyway, good luck with the teething. I hate it. But someone recommended to me Hyland’s Teething Tablets, and they have helped with Tylenol and Ibuprofen as often as possible haven’t helped. It’s worth a try.

  3. That’s what we call Cal! I’m sure our new neighbors were thrilled the week we moved in, and EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! was constantly emanating from our place.

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