i am well aware that i usually post uber-smiley photos of dear sweet fritz, but lately it seems as though he’s been grumpy more and more often. part of it is that he’s been sick, and part of it is teething (i think, though it’s hard to know for sure because he won’t let me put my finger in his mouth to check), but part of it is sleepiness in the evening due to not napping in the afternoon.
both of these pictures were taken during dinner within the last week:
we get home from work, spend about an hour playing with him or going for family walks together, and then come home to give him dinner at 6:30 on the dot. however, at that point he’s done. completely finished. exhausted. annoyed. irritable. grumpy. whatever you want to call it, he’s miserable.
he won’t eat. he whines and shrieks a lot. he pushes food around his tray or turns his face away. it’s awful. i mean, the only time papa fritz and i get with him during the week are those few precious evening hours and they are becoming tiresome.
we’ve toyed with the idea of putting him to bed half an hour earlier, but i know that means he will likely get up half an hour earlier, and i just don’t think i can handle that. do you think it’s daylight savings time? does his bedtime need to be adjusted? should we move to one nap a day?