I've found the greatest killer of Baby Fever...
Its my best friends 13 month old son, and I'm not kidding. I feel horrible saying it but I have to vent. My best friend is a single mom (baby daddy was married and stayed such, which I found out later). So, she lives with her dad, step-mom (mom), and her step-moms brother who is in his 40s. I think this child is never put down... or something. I have been babysitting since I was 12, I have 5 kids, I have 21 nieces and nephews, I have been a foster home while we were adopting.
AND IVE NEVER DEALT WITH A CHILD LIKE THIS ONE. All he does is scream.... a high pitched wail that just keeps going, unless you are holding him paying attention to him only (not folding clothing, not making lunch... just him. He even wants to be held while eating. I knew he cried alot, he always has but this is just crazy. I mean I just don't get how he can be like this and not fall asleep. At first I thought we'll he misses his mom today... but when I talked to her she was like "Oh he's always that way, you just need to keep him on your hip". I love him, but I just dont get how a 13 month old can be this bad! He even wants to be held while sleeping, the one time I did get him to sleep I went to lay him down in the pack n play(his mom put it in my SUV this morning, after I drove 30 miles each way to pick him up). he woke straight up and started screaming. Im going crazy, she called me last night at 11 and begged me to take him for the day because she has a class to be a medical assistent she HAS to be at. Ok, I figured I can watch him, its not a big deal. I figured after a couple hours he would be better... but he's not.
Ok, vent over. I can go back to dealing with him. I dont need to be bashed, I'm doing my best with him, but I want to pull my hair out which makes me very sad. I love him and his mom is my best friend, but I don't feel I can watch him again after this.