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1 crib down 2 to go

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3 out of 3 Diplock children are now sleeping in “big girl and big boy” beds.  I decided tonight that it was time.  I am certain that if we left Aidan in his crib he would happily be 30 years old and sleeping in his crib.  There is no going back either if the boy doesn’t like it because his crib was the only one that does not convert into a toddler bed.  So it has been totally dismantled and put down in the basement.    I moved Isabelle’s big bed into the twins room for her to sleep in.  Then we took apart Aidan’s crib.  Aidan now sleeps in what used to be Madeline’s crib converted to a toddler bed.  Madeline is sleeping in what was Isabelle’s crib which is also currently a toddler bed.  Madeline’s crib is much lower to the ground so we felt that Aidan would be better off in this bed in case we have any issues with him falling out.  I did put two fluffy pillows on the floor for him also.  Aidan was not overly impressed about the new sleeping arrangements but in time he will get used to it.

The girls are able to get in and out of their beds, and Aidan is always left behind.  So tomorrow he will discover the freedom that is getting out of bed with his sisters tomorrow morning and heading for the playroom.  And also he will enjoy this after nap time.  It seems as though Isabelle likes to let her sister out of her bedroom around 3pm and they whoop it up in the play room.  Aidan again was being left behind.  So now he will be able to join in the fun.  What’s funny to me is I can totally hear the girls playing in the room.  So every day this week I’ve snuck upstairs after nap time and “caught” them playing in the play room.  At first they think they are in trouble but I quickly assure them that they were doing a great job of playing together and quietly while Mommy had her quiet time.  So I think this is going to work well for us.  My plan is to take most of the kids toys upstairs to what used to be Isabelle’s room and it will officially become the play room.  I’d like to take the two change tables out of there so there is a bit more room.  I think I may go as far as putting the toy kitchen up there also.  I’d like to encourage them to play up there and thus I get my living room back for the most part.  I make do this transition slowly but I hope it works out in the end.

On to lunches.  This is what my last week was like…..

Monday
Me: Hey guys, what would you like for lunch today?
The Three Stooges: Grilled Cheese!

Tuesday
Me: Hey guys, what would you like for lunch today?
The Three Stooges: Grilled Cheese!
Me: Um, we just had that yesterday, how about something different?!
The Three Stooges: Awhhhh!

Wednesday
Me: Hey guys, what would you like for lunch today?
The Three Stooges: Grilled Cheese!
Me: Um, we just had that two days ago, how about something different?!
The Three Stooges: GRILLED CHEEEEEEESES!!!
Me: Fine.

Thursday
Me: Hey guys, what would you like for lunch today?
The Three Stooges: Grilled Cheese!
Me: Um, we just had that yesterday, how about something different?!
The Three Stooges: Awhhhh!

Friday
Me: Hey guys, what would you like for lunch today?
The Three Stooges: Grilled Cheese!
Me: Um, we just had that two days ago, how about something different?!
The Three Stooges: GRILLED CHEEEEEEESES!!!
Me: No, we can’t just have grilled cheese sandwiches all the time.  What do you want for lunch?
Aidan: JAM!!
The girls: No answer as they are holding out for grilled cheeses.

I’m not even going to continue the week because I think at this point you understand what the pattern is.  We actually ran out of bread faster than we ran out of MILK!  That is a first in this house.  I actually had to go and buy more bread tonight because I don’t want to face the kids tomorrow when lunch time comes around and have to tell them that we don’t have bread for their grilled cheese sandwiches.  In other food notes, Isabelle actually let us put sauce on her pasta!!  While we still tend to struggle with her when it comes to meals we get little victories here and there.

 

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Author: 30fingersandtoes

Parenting and adulting is hard. There is no manual. No volume control. No self cleaning house and self refilling fridge. This is my story of navigating through the ups and downs of our crazy-wonderful life.

2 thoughts on “1 crib down 2 to go

  1. Brave lady you!!!!:) Hope it all goes well and you get your living room back:)

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  2. My kids would live off of those too!

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