Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sleeping Habits

It's no secret that Ryan has been sleeping in our bed the majority of the time, since he was about 3 years old.  Yes, that is almost 2 whole years...and yes, I am in desperate need of some really good sleep!!  Usually by morning he has turned sideways, with his head in Jake's ribs and his feet in mine! 

We decided that when school started, he was going to have to be a big boy and start sleeping in his bed full time. For the past 2 weeks Ryan has done really well with sleeping in his own bed!  I think we only gave in twice and let him sleep with us in the past 2 weeks.  He has been good with the bedtime routine: lights out at 8:30 and asleep within 20 minutes!

Last night was a different story.  Last night I told him we would read some books on the couch before he had to go to his room.  He brought out 3 small story books to read.  He "read" the first 2 books to me and before I could open the 3rd book he started pouting.  I asked what was wrong and he said, "I just love you."  I told him I love him too and then started to read the book.  I wasn't even through the first 2 pages when he was full-on crying.  Again I asked him what was wrong and he said, "I want my dad."  Jake helped me get him into his bed and settled with the tv on cartoons on a timer.  Ryan was still crying.  By this time he was crying and saying, "I want my dad" over and over and over again.  Jake laid with him for a few minutes and eventually told him he needed to get to sleep because he had school and we had work in the morning.  This went on for 20 minutes. 

Jake finally asked what I wanted to do.  Since Ryan was crying for his dad, I made Jake go in to calm him down. 

And, Ryan ended up in our bed, once again.

This morning after Ryan woke up I asked him what was up with him crying last night.  He told me he just wanted his dad.  I told him that tonight he IS going to sleep in his room and there will be absolutely no crying when it comes bed time.  He said, "Ok.  But after I go to sleep maybe I will do magic and I'll come in your bed!"  HAHA!!!  Oh, my funny!

(Ryan coloring and writing his numbers last night (while whistling and dancing!) - he loves to color and write all the time now since starting Kindergarten!)

1 comment:

Tracy Reid said...

So sweet. I can't believe how big he is. Hudson comes in our bed sometimes too...He says, " i want to sleep in yours bed" :) I have a hard time saying no sometimes :)