Friday, April 06, 2012

My bad

I didn't really mean to leave everyone guessing about the Great Birthday Present incident of 2011...I said my piece, and very predictably lost the argument and that was it. My anger has been registered with the appropriate authorities and taken under consideration. I'd rather not write about the details here, but I have told some people by email, and it is not like a massive state secret (in other words, email and I will tell you if you really want to know.)

Whole other subject...the girls have become really bad sleepers and it is driving me nuts. Really, MA is the bad sleeper...LK rarely gets up at night, and when she does it is usually because her sister woke her up. But MA gets up just about every night to come and sleep in our bed, and she has a huge fit if we try and make her go back to bed. She is also a huge bed-hog, but that is another story. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas on getting two year olds to go back to bed, I am all ears.

LK has her own sleeping problem: she is basically a teenager. She won't go to sleep before 9:30 ever, and is regularly up at 10:00. And she would pretty normally sleep until 8:30 if her sister didn't wake her up in the morning. She is also a hilariously grumpy person in the morning, and usually sits herself down quietly to watch TV while she wakes up. So, if you have any ideas on getting her to bed earlier, I will take those as well.

Other than that, though, the girls are doing great! They are getting really big and chatting up a storm (MA starts talking the moment she wakes up and doesn't stop until she goes to sleep!) Their birthday is in a week and a half, and they go to the doctor the week after to get officially weighed and measured, and I will give you their progress then. No, wiseasses, they are NOT taller than me yet...

Low key weekend ahead, finishing with dinner at The Boy's parents house on Sunday. I think his brother and family are in town, which will be nice...haven't seen them in a while!

We are very lightly considering a really rash solution to our house hunt...there is a town house in Beacon Hill that is in need of a massive, top to bottom gut rehab, but is priced accordingly. We are trying to decide whether or not we are ambitious enough to go through with that...and whether or not we could make the dollars work (it would be hard to start something and not be able to move in for 8 months).

I will keep you posted...

Happy Easter:-)


Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

TAKE THE TOWNHOUSE, OMG! An opportunity like that won't come along again. Plus you get to put your very own stamp on it. Or, you could always move to Wellesley ... ha.

Sleep ... I wish I had an answer for you. Our answer is to move a queen sized bed into Gavin's room. So, when he has rough sleep, I sleep with him in his room. And Sweets gets our bed to himself. I'm guessing you don't have that kind of room.

I can't believe the girls are almost 2... where did the last 24 months go???

BTW, I think our children must someday meet. Because, Gavin? Can stay up "partying" with the best of them ... and sometimes sleeps in for us, too.

cindy said...

The only solution to the sleeping in her own bed thing is something I saw on SuperNanny, but I don't know if it applies to 2 yr olds.

Basically, you put the kid to bed. Kid pops up and goes to your bedroom. You pick the kid up, saying softly and lovingly, "It's bedtime, sweetheart," and take her back to her bedroom, tuck her into bed silently. Then you leave. If she pops up again, NO talking to her this time, just pick her up, silently put her back to her bed. Do the silent return to bed as many times as it takes and they somehow get that it's fruitless to keep doing this, and they stay in bed at a point and sleep.

I can look at my sleep book to see if Dr. W has any suggestions.

cindy said...

OH, re LK's bedtimes.

Dr. Weissbluth would tell you to control her wake-up time by waking her up at 7am, and putting her to bed earlier, and for a 2 yr old that means 6:30p. This already sounds easier said than done. =P

Accidentally Me said...

Nilsa - I don't think I am up for will be a HUGE project, and I am not sure that I am ready for my life to be dominated like that for 8-12 months.

Cindy - SuperNanny clearly never had to deal with a screaming fit waking up the other baby;-) And we have already tried waking her up earlier, taking shorter naps, etc. She goes to sleep when she darn feels like it!

Katie said...

My pediatrician's advice is exactly what Cindy suggested. Seems to be a long, hard road if you ask me ....

Mom's on Call would tell you to lock them in their room and "not to worry" about one waking the other. Not sure I could do that one either.

So, yeah, I'm of no help here. But I hope you figure it out soon so that when I inevitably deal with this in a few months you'll have advice for me :)

Anonymous said...

Would love to know what the present was! :-)