Sunday, June 12, 2011

Life. Nothing more than that.

I'm happy to report that this weekend, while my father has visited, has been an entirely boring and utterly normal weekend. The most extraordinary thing that happened was a little accident while we were outside at a big library summer reading kickoff, which is not an extraordinary thing. But, I'm getting ahead of myself.

The whole leaving The Boy alone at bedtime thing is working pretty well. Friday night, The Boy didn't go to sleep until after midnight, but he spent the time in his room alone from 9 o'clock onwards. He came out to use the potty a couple of times, but he stayed without much complaint. He stayed up later than I did, actually. He was so happy to see Grandpa on Friday night! On Saturday night, he fell asleep about thirty seconds after I left his room, so the experiment has been a success so far.

And, as for wakings: Saturday morning, he spent the whole morning in his own room and his own bed. Sunday morning, he joined us after 6am. A qualified success, so far.

The boys have been very good to Grandpa all weekend, and they've been on decent behavior towards us as well. We went to breakfast, then the park, then the pool for lunch, then home for naps. We barbecued steaks and chicken for dinner, then we went for ice cream. It was an utterly normal, boring kind of day.

It was perfect. No hospitals, no illnesses, no drama, no nothing. 18 months ago, this was a weekend that would have been beyond extraordinary - it would have been inconceivable. Now? Easy.

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1 comment:

Sarah R said...

It's so nice to read these kinds of updates from you. It is what life is all about for you guys these days, it sounds!

We had to do similar sleep training with Andrew. He used to just go to bed, but now we let him line up his cars (again and again) and as long as he stays in his room, he's following the rules. He tucks himself in and then I go turn out the light.