One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

New Sleeping Arrangments

Our twins just experienced their biggest change in their sleeping arrangement in over three years. When they were two months old, we moved them from their shared crib in our room to separate cribs in their own room. And that is how it has been ever since.

Until last night.

While Annie bathed them, I went about the task of removing the sides from their cribs. We had told the girls about it last week, and they have been so excited ever since. After they emerged from the tub and got jammied-up, they came bursting into their room - into a Whole New World (cue Aladdin soundtrack ...).

They squealed with delight. Even Julia, who still remains in her fully functioning crib, was excited. For once they didn't fight to stay up. We couldn't keep them out of bed. They were almost as eager to sleep with their new princess blankets as their new set up.

Annie and I weren't looking forward to the inevitable wars we would have to wage to keep them in their beds. But our fears were unfounded (at least for now). They stayed in bed the whole time! We were amazed and much impressed.

At around 3:50 in the morning Genna began crying out for mommy. After Annie came back to bed, she told me how their conversation went:

Annie: (walks in to room, only to find Genna on the floor, having fallen from bed)
Genna: "Mommy, my bed is broken."
Annie: (after scooping Genna up) "No, honey, you just fell out."
Genna: "No. My bed is broken!"

The first night, and she fell out of bed! Maybe the honeymoon has already ended. It was good while it lasted.


Chelsa said...

Many years from now, when Genna has to have a custom-made adult size crib because she is scarred for life by falling out of bed, you can look back on this moment as the one when you could have turned it all around for her and didn't.

Raging Wombat said...

Thanks, Chelsa. I was looking for one more thing to regret.

Kelly said...

I guess that unlike her Auntie, Genna will wake up when she falls off the top bunk at night.

Kelly said...

You need to tell the story of Julia telling you off the other night. That little girl has attitude that clearly doesn't show in that adorable picture of her

Raging Wombat said...

I should tell that story - but I don't know how it will translate without being able to act it out. We shall see.