November 8, 2009

Slowly But Surely

We're figuring it out. Wait, let me rephrase that. Slowly but surely we're making accommodations so that waking up in the morning remains bearable. Yeah that's right I said it - mornings don't always rock in this household, in fact most of them prompt Internet searches titled "I want my mornings back". Yes, he's almost 3 (2 years 6 months to be exact) and yes, we have a whole lifetime of various nighttime interruptions ahead of us. But honestly, it may take us till he's 20 to really truly appreciate being needed at 3:54AM. And even then I'm not so sure...

Ash has introduced us to some amazing imaginary friends over the last couple of months, and unfortunately these imaginary friends seem to be creeping their way into his night times. The tiger, dragon, and bunny who all during the day provide much excitement seem to now be providing a bit of duress during the night time. We hear lots of "mommy no close door" and "daddy no me dark" and "SKREEEEEECHMOMMYDADDY" these days. He wants nothing to do with closing his bedroom door at night nor is it even remotely an option to turn the hallway light off after night time stories.

We've chatted about how tigers and dragons only live in castles and caves and the zoo, which seems to be helping, but he's definitely growing into a whole new kind of boy. The kind of boy who is aware and knows and gets things. Slowly but surely he's getting things, and slowly but surely I'm coming to grips with the fact that my little baby has a real life functioning mind that gets things. May the Gods be with us and we all "get" it right.


Bridget said...

Our kids are EXACTLY the same age! I wish they could get together and play. I totally hear you! Elia woke up at 5 a.m. crying for the baby (doll) at grandma's house (she was there yesterday...). NO way of "fixing" that one. I managed to convince her that a horse was just as good and even squeezed in, a "the sun is still night-night" we need to go night-night, too. And she BOUGHT it. Score! Sitting her enjoying my vanilla latte as I type! :)

Amanda and Co. said...

haha...good luck!!!

When our children came home they had NO imagination and it bothered me so much.

I'm glad to see his imagination is active...even if it's a little too much! ; )

PC said...

I can't believe I've missed 3 posts! There should be a companion for readers to your 30 blogs in 30 days event.

Chherw to fall and adventure, whether it's wjeelbarrows or air planes it's a rich life we live.

As to night eposoides, hge'll get over it, I wish I could tell you when. Can't wait to see you guys. Love M