Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Sometime in the last couple weeks, some evil doer stole my darling, sweet Isa B and replaced her with a constantly short-circuiting Isa-bot.

She goes from happy to wailing in 2 seconds flat. For no obvious reason. And then back to happy again when you aren't looking. This is especially apparent during meals. She has gotten very adept with a spoon or fork, so she's mostly feeding herself lately with utinsels rather than fingers. She can be in the middle of a bowl of food that she's enjoying, suddenly throw the fork across the table and start sobbing. Why? Who knows?

Another sign that the Isa-bot is obviously malfunctioning is her erratic sleep schedule. Today, for the second time in as many weeks, she slept until 9:30. That's right- 9:30 a.m.- 3 hours longer than normal. Even after this morning's sleep marathon she was ready for a nap by 1 and has been asleep for 2 1/2 hours.

Granted, her last 3 incisors are tthhiiisss close to breaking through her gums and in the last month (based on clothing fit) she's had a HUGE growth spurt- she's grown at least an inch, likely more. So perhaps everything from her mouth on down just hurts from all the outward/upward progress. That would make me cranky, too.

Or maybe I do have an Isa-bot on my hands. In that case, anyone know a good robot repair shop?

ETA- Final total for today: she slept an extra three hours this morning, took an almost three hour nap, and went down like usual at 7. CRAZY!


habeshachild said...

OK seriously, can you please package up whatever that is that makes your girl sleep in and send it to me? I will BUY it. And any price.

hope the crazy mood swings settle down soon. :-)

Jocelyn said...

I feel like I am reading Pacey's story right here...the moods, the sleeping, the growth spurt...all of it, here too!! I wonder if it is invasion of the little Ethiopian Princesses and they took over Isa and Pacey's bodies:-) I am ok with the sleeping part but the moods...they need to stop!!!!! As you can see, I am no help to you!!

Orange Girl said...

Well, if I knew the secret we certainly wouldn't be getting up before 7 (at the earliest) on ANY day. These sleeping in days are completely random and unexpected. Oh- and I'd happily give it away to all my mommy friends!

Debbie said...

I haven't been following your blog for very long, but by chance is she 2 or almost 2? Sound a lot like the terrible 2's to me and we're going through the same thing in our house right now. I don't know of any robot repair shops, but a good massage therapist for mommy might help :-)

mandestory said...

I finally got a blog going and finally passed the court after much delay. Still would be fun to connect in Seattle sometime.

Heather said...

Solome actually chucks all her food onto the floor. Especially food products she knows the dog won't eat. We keep finding peas in very interesting places around the dining room.

Good luck with Isa. The sleep thing is crazy. It is usually the opposite with how many daylight hours were now have. I guess lots of sleep is better than too little sleep.
~ Heather

Kerri said...

Please share the sleeping here!!! Hope Isabot is gone soon and regular Isa is back home. ;-)