Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bed Time Blues





So Thad and I are cursed when it comes to moving a child from a crib into a "big bed". As all of you know for quite some time I have been struggling to keep my son in his crib, so this past weekend we took the plunge and went and bought a mattress for Ethan.

We thought we had problems keeping our son in his crib, well let me tell you that a normal bed is much harder to keep a curious two year old in.

After going through this same drama with Kaitlyn we kind of knew what we were up against because we had such a huge struggle with her. But we were hoping that Ethan would watch Kaitlyn and think that it was "really cool" to sleep in his bed. Boy are we dumb. :) So we have been fighting this dilemma over the weekend and last night I think I had a breakthrough at 10:30 p.m. After the hundredth time of putting my son back in bed and using many other threatening methods that weren't working. I sat at the other side of the room and ignored him. This in turn mad him mad, so he came to get my attention. Well without looking at him or speaking to him. I picked him up and put him back in bed. After about 4-5 times of this and many tears he finally gave up and went to sleep. I was overjoyed. My son hates being ignored and I won. Now please all pray that this same tactic keeps working or else we are sunk.

One good note is that they're room still works with two beds in it. We were a little concerned.:)

3 comments:

Greg and Gwen

Ethan's bed looks very cute! And he looks like such a big boy on it!!!
p.s. your background looks great on my computer.

Christine

Did you make his quilt? It is so cute!

Good luck! And remember, you are not alone. I am on the other side of town crying my son to sleep as well.

tiffani

You are good! I let Kevin fall asleep with me or watching TV. Don't tell anyone what a bad mom I am! So, let me know if your trick keeps working and then let me borrow some of your patients!! Your amazing!