Monday, December 28, 2009

On The Sixth Day Of Winter Break...

...My Mommy gave to Wii privileges back!

Emily has had a serious problem with staying in her room and going to sleep since, well birth. She had no choice but to stay in her crib, but she has always fought sleep. We've tried everything and nothing has worked. She really just doesn't usually care if I take something away or deprieve her of something. And telling her things like she won't go to the zoo if she doesn't stay in her room doesn't work because then it punishes Ben too and he is a wonderful sleeper.

Two nights ago, Emily came out of her room eight times. We told her she would not be able to play Wii the next day. It didn't stop her. She finally stopped at 2 AM when she got a spanking. The next day she did not get to play Wii and she was bummed about it. Last night, we used the same threat. She did not come out of her room once. The first thing she asked for when she woke up was if she could play Wii. I'm thinking we will ride this wave as long as we can.

Wii is seriously a pretty good workout. Well, for those of us who haven't worked out in years. We've played a lot and I can feel it in every muscle of my body. Wait until I hook up the Wii Fit. I'll be Ruby in no time.

Look who is chillin' out in his jumperoo! He's a little short, even on the shortest setting, so we had to put a puzzle box under his feet.

The Doctor also said to try him on some rice cereal. We tried it a few days ago and he did okay. Today we mixed it with apple juice and he ate up two small bowls.

Now we need a high chair. We're quickly running out of room in our almost 3,000 square foot home. This is crazy!!!!


Anonymous said...

Noah is just looking more and more like his big bro. If the w/drawal of Wii priveledges is the magic cure to insomnia, then they should put some additional info on their label.Maybe you should let the manufacturers know of the additional side effect. ☺
Hope the rest of the holiday goes smoothly in that respect.☼

Linda said...

Hi Ruby, or I mean Gina,

I loved going back and reading the "Ruby" post as well.

Sarah has always been the opposite. No more naps after age 2, otherwise it took her forever to fall asleep at night. So, instead, her bedtime became 8:00 p.m. and she slept until 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning. She now has a 10:00 p.m. bedtime on school nights, and does not like getting up at 6:00 for school, but she's still pretty good about it.

Her natural schedule though - like now on Christmas break is to bed around midnight or later (since she's had friends here all week for sleepovers) and then sleep until Noon or 1:00 in the afternoon. That is the schedule I enjoy as well, though I'm actually up no later than 10:00.

Hope the Wii item continues to work for Emily.

Sarah received Wii last year and did the Wii fit for a little while, but it was more like a fad that ran it's course. She still likes her Wii, but is playing other games on it now. :)

Happy New Year to all of you!