Countdown: Just 2 weeks till Shell and Ryan come! This was from exactly a year ago.
So SM has always been great at bedtime. We have a pretty easy routine and after the story and prayers, he will usually crawl in by himself and we don't here a peep till morning. For reasons unbeknown to us, for the last week he has been screaming. He will use anything he can. "I have to go potty," "Open the door, mama," (imagine that in the saddest voice possible), "I need to put it away," "Please, Daddy." It breaks my heart so we have either been camping out on the floor or I usually let him in our bed. We aren't too fond on that though, so after talking to JuJu, she said just let him cry. Last night he went for a half an hour and I finally open the door to him with his arm hanging out the neck hole of his jammies, and naked from the waste down. After a fruitless trip to the bathroom, I got him to lay down and just left his door open a few inches and he went to sleep. I hope its that easy tonight. I closed his door before we went to bed and just after 3am he woke up, but I just left his door open a little and he was fine till 8am. Then he really did go potty. Good job! I love not changing poopy diapers! But any other suggestions on how to calm a 2 year old at night will gladly be accepted.
So I have a lot of time off and Christmas as does Tad, but its too $$ to fly home, anyone have any good suggestions of places to go for fun within driving distance? We did Chattanooga last year and had a great time.
My camera is broken so you'll have to settle for old pictures. Sorry.