Friday, Fri-yay! So glad the weekend is here!
Let’s jump into Five Fact Friday!
1. Big Kids. We made the big kid bed leap last weekend. Sophie’s been sleeping in a toddler bed (converted from her crib) for months and months, but Milo’s been ready to move into a more mobile situation than the non-convertible hand-me-down crib he’s been using.
We got Sophie a twin bed and she’s was SO delighted. Milo felt like King of the World with more mobility and did a remarkably good job staying in his bed. All along, we’ve said he’d be the child up and down 20 times a night needing one more drink, cuddle, etc. I think it was the fact that he’s been doing so well with our OK to Wake clock (which turns green when it’s OK to come out in the morning).
Fingers crossed that our luck lasts.
2. So little! Probably the most fun part of the building and shifting around of beds was finding one stray 3 month old binky trapped in Milo’s crib (heaven knows how we missed it all this time). He’s been off a binky for a year now, but he was fascinated looking at it. He turned it over in his hands, asked what it was, and then popped it in his mouth.
Both kids wanted a little turn, so after some washing and turn taking, Michael declared that he didn’t want anyone getting too familiar with binkies again and disposed of it posthaste. Thankfully, I got some pictures taken before it was confiscated. They looked so little!!!
3. All The Questions In The World. But, really. ALL day long. Just a sample…
- “Mom, are you doing the speed lemon?” (speed limit) And yes. Always. I drive like a grandma.
- What is a house? Why do people live in houses?
- What do pistons do?
- What do we need money for?
- Do illustrators work all day and all night?
- What makes kiwis green?
I love the curiosity. I’m impressed by how much they know and understand. I’d also like to hire Bill Nye to come follow me around for a week for question answering purposes. (That was real, Bill. I’ll make you the best brownies ever. Just please come.)
4. The nightly walk. Lately after dinner, we load everyone up in the wagon with a quickly-drawn handmade “map.” The “map” is quick drawings of things I hope the kids will look for on the walk. It started as a way to bribe the kids to let us go on walks after dinner. They’d have much preferred to stay home, but after two nights of “maps,” they’ve been asking to go every night since.
5. Newsletter this weekend!!! I’m sending out the first newsletter tonight! If you haven’t signed up and still want to, there’s a link right under my picture on the right sidebar, or you can click here for easy access. Let me know what you think (or, if there’s something you want to see!)