Monday, December 15, 2008
Andrew has a new trick. He now opens the door to his room. I know, I know. I'm really lucky that he has only recently discovered that opening his door does not alter his life as he knew it. But, the thing is, him opening his door has altered my life as I knew it.
A few nights last week we heard him up wandering around the apartment at 2 in the morning. Which, first spooked us, then was just plain annoying. So, after a night or two of putting him right back to bed after hearing him up, he's not doing that anymore. But, he is getting up earlier.
We used to have these cushy mornings. Andrew would get up at like 7, 7:15 and play in his room. He would do a few puzzles, look at some books, sing a few songs all before we'd go in to get him. It was the way he liked to wake up. It was the way we liked to wake up. No rushing about. Everyone sort of does their own thing for a while before demands like breakfast and getting dressed are made. It was lovely. And I had no idea how good I had it.
This morning Andrew was walking around in the dark at 6:15. Just wandering around. He doesn't come into our room unless we call him...and I wish he did. I wish he would come right to our room. That way I would know right away when he was up and I wouldn't feel on edge listening for him throughout the night.
My brother taught my nephew how to read a clock at about this age. Ashton learned that he couldn't get up until 7 and he knew what 7 o'clock looked like on his clock. And, not only that, but he would also let my niece know when it was time to get up. So, I think it's time that Andrew has his own clock. I was thinking something like this. But, I'll probably pick up something way more reasonable at a dollar store and call it a done deal.
Now. Who wants to go out for coffee? Because with all this nocturnal parenting, I've become a regular patron at our local cafe.
Name the time. I'm there.
This is last week's batch of December Dailies. I didn't include the one that you've already seen the photos for, or the ones that reveal Christmas secrets to certain readers. ;)