The End of an Era

The other afternoon, just as I was falling into a much needed state of Lowered Consciousness (otherwise known as Sleep) I felt a little pat on my shoulder. Even before I rolled over, I knew what had happened. The Boy had climbed out of his crib. All by himself. When he was supposed to be sleeping.

It was the end of an Era. I can no longer toss him in his bed and go off to my own room knowing everything will be under control while we all take a nap.

We also broke the Passy Habit last weekend at Whiteface, which is contributing, I am sure, to his restlessness in bed. Usually the passy has a sedative effect which lulls the Boy into is normal 3 hour afternoon nap. But since we lost it and decided not to pull out The Spare, he has completely skipped his afternoon nap. How can he go from sleeping 3 hours to not at all???? I ask you.

So, I haven’t had a nap for days – that’s a habit I’m not ready to break. I’m also sneezing and fighting a cold. So I guess it’s good that we’re having some down time this week.

I dropped Jeremy off at his rendezvous spot yesterday for his ski trip to Bromely in Vermont. He is taking part in a Level 2 Prep Clinic along with 3 of his ski pals from ARISE. So, Jesse and Claire and I are on our own for a couple days, kicking back and, well, do you honestly want to know what we’re doing with our time? Jesse is watching “Horton Hears a Hoo” (his new favorite movie), Claire is cooing and batting at her toys on the couch, and I, well, I was catching up on friends’ blogs. Then I decided to catch you up on here, and now I’m heading off to the recliner to work on finishing a long-over-due project.

Eventually I will get pictures up – not having much luck lately but we’re working on it. Meanwhile, here’s the latest CuteBabyClaire picture…Jesse loves to make his dolly do everything Claire does – including sleeping in her bed. I found Claire with this doll nearly on top of her when I went to get her up from her nap the other day. ๐Ÿ™‚ She didn’t seem to care!

4 responses to “The End of an Era”

  1. Traci Avatar

    Ahh.. I can’t tell you how many times over the last couple years we’ve woken up wondering when on earth Aidan climbed into bed with us. He prefers his own bed but I’m guessing that if he can’t wake us then he gives up and just climbs in. It usually is preceded by a nightmare. I’m just happy he doesn’t do it all the time.Sorry to hear that you’re missing your naps. I hope for your sake that he gets used to napping without the pacifier soon!

  2. Trina Avatar

    Oh, Christa – LOL! I love the visual of Madison throwing her doll. Yeah, I’m grateful that Jesse is so careful and particular. I’m just glad he’s gotten it through his head that, no matter how careful he is, he is NOT allowed to pick up Baby Claire! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Kinsleys5 Avatar

    This picture is one of my fears with Madison & the new baby. Madison also loves to put her baby doll to bed when she goes down for a nap… however, her way of putting it to bed is to throw it as hard as she can onto the mattress. I can so see her trying to 'put her baby to bed' with her new sister at some point… and chucking the doll at the poor newborn. We'll be keeping a close eye on her until the 'throw the baby' habit is broken. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Abigail Avatar

    Claire looks like a doll in that last picture.

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