Nathan loves his new big boy bed. He just doesn’t love to sleep in it. 🙂 The big boy bed nighttime routine consists of the following: a major production between Mr. Andi and I, touting the benefits of the Big Boy Bed. Depositing Nathan into his bed, turning off the light, and walking out with the door slightly ajar (if he’s lucky, Mr. Andi will make it to the living room couch before we hear the pitter-patter of tiny feet). A smiling boy appears from around the corner of the couch. We tell him to go get back in his bed, and he takes off at a sprint. Redeposit in bed. Pitter-patter of tiny feet. Smiling boy. Go get back in your bed. Sprint back.
We instituted a Three Strikes policy. After the third appearance, we pull the door all the way closed so he can’t escape.
The big boy bed nighttime routine, sadly, has been much more successful than the naptime one. We can shut him in his room, but since it’s daytime there’s plenty of light so he’ll just play. Or empty dresser drawers. Po-tay-to/po-tah-to. The past few days naptime has consisted instead of closing the blinds in my bedroom and Taking a Nap With Momma. Except of course that Taking a Nap With Momma actually means Nathan is pinned like a no-name wrestler until he passes out from exhaustion. And since after going through all that there’s no way I’m risking him waking up, I stay there until he wakes up.
I do, however, keep my iPad handy so that I can watch episodes of Downton Abbey and check my email. We won’t talk about the layer of dirt covering the house right now.
I’m busting at the seams to tell you guys about Sarah Kate and Nathan’s Halloween costumes, but I can’t. Yet. And I can’t tell you why I can’t tell you yet, other than to say that there’s a surprise involved that involves someone else, and she might be reading this post (and I know some of her friends read the blog, too). I don’t think it’s quite on the level of Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm, but I’m looking forward to it.
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Buddy Walk is tomorrow! We’ll be walking as team “Powered by Nathan” again, and I’ll be sure to put up some photos sometime next week. We’d like to have you donate to us, but we’d love it even more if you’d join us.
Have a great weekend!
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This post was inspired by and is linked to Conversion Diary‘s 7 Quick Takes.