Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Dare I say it?

I think I broke the girls of their binky habit tonight ala "mean mommy way".

As some of you may know, we have been trying to transition to big girl beds. Gamma got them for the girls last week. They were SO excited. SO excited they could not sleep. Instead they found all the fun things to do in their room that they'd been missing out on while trapped in their cribs. Molly had loads of fun trying to put "butt cream" on her doll's heiney, that is until Mommy foiled that plan. Molly also had fun scaling the hutch to reach the Longaberger baskets and princess crowns all the way at the tippy top. (See, I told Dad and Kevin we had to secure the hutch to the wall.) Another time, Molly had fun busting down the gate in their doorway. See a trend here? Molly, Molly, Molly. But really I think it's Kate the InstaKator, I mean instigator. I overheard her saying, "Do it Molly, do it!" And "Uh oh, here comes Mommy." To what she was egging Molly on to do, I am not sure. Then another time, I found them on the other side of the gate, Molly crouched down in a fit of giggles while Kate was standing on her back trying to climb back over.

So needless to say, the girls have not been getting much sleep lately and to say they have been grumpy is a mild understatement. And grumpy kids definitely equals a grumpy Mommy. So I've had them back in their cribs a bit. Tonight, Kevin thought we should try the beds again. Yeah okay. So we told the girls, no getting out of your beds. Show us how you can be big girls and stay in your beds. "We pwomise!" So we tucked them in and sure enough not two minutes later, gales of laughter and scampering around the round. This is where the mean mommy comes in. We put them back in their cribs with lots of protest. Too much protest. So I did the unthinkable, I put the binkys in time out. And you know what, it worked. They settled down, albeit in their cribs, and went to sleep. Can I actually hope that's the end of the binkys? Guess what girls, you are so big now the Binky Fairy came and took the binkys for some new babies. Whaddya think?!

I'll keep ya posted.

My Ryan boy is getting to be such a big boy. We had a nice afternoon of working on homework, playing Candyland and decorating some ornaments with puffy paint. He told me tonight he had the best day ever today. Awwwww! Makes my heart melt.

The kids got letters from Santa the other day. Ryan was especially excited. I read him the letter and it mentioned how Santa may not have time to write everyone but to be sure to tell Erik he would be stopping by his house as well to which Ryan exclaimed, "How does Santa know about my best friend?"

You better watch out
You better not cry
Better not pout I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
He's making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out
Who's naughty and nice
Santa Claus is coming to town
He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake!
O! You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout I'm telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town

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