...because we all have our motley moments!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I just want to thank you all again for your great advice last week on getting Micah to sleep later. Since last Thursday the earliest he has gotten up has been 5:30, which is early, but tolerable. We've cut back on the nighttime milk considerably and put him in Ethan's Pull-Ups. I also woke him up from his afternoon nap after 2 hours for several days in a row and the last two days he's woken up after 2 hours on his own. He hasn't been overly wet any morning and he's woken up cheerful. I think Rachel said that before she gets upset or disciplines, she likes to figure out why her child is doing something. What a great philosophy. I'm now sure that Micah was waking up early because he was so wet. I mean, if I were soaked to my sleeves, I'd wake up upset, too. Now that we've solved that problem, he's sleeping better. It was so simple. I'm amazed. Sometimes that happens to me with this parenting stuff. I struggle and worry and fuss and fight and the solution is so simple it blows my mind. I feel like an idiot because it's just common sense. Oh, well. Live and learn!


Liz said...

Unless he's teething. Then, you know, it's 4:45. Awesome.

Pam said...

You are not an idiot - you are a great Mom! I am glad some of the ideas worked for you! Thanks for letting us know.

Donna said...


My mom is really good at working out solutions that I clearly should have thought of myself. I always appreciate her input and advice, but feel like an idiot for not thinking of it myself. Like, for instance, "maybe she's cranky because she needs a little extra snack." Or "he's just looking for some attention...catch him being good and praise him." Duh. Why didn't I think of that? I'm cranky when I'm hungry, too!

Anyway, glad things are working better for you all!