Monday, July 23, 2007


Randy & I have debated for a long time whether or not we should put the kids in separate bedrooms. Until now, we've held off through a variety of methods that included separating them at naptime, punishment, and plain old bribery.

Over the last few months, the length of time between when we put them down and when they actually went to sleep has gradually increased. As of the middle of last week, it was averaging about 1 hr 30 minutes. That's right folks, 1 hour and 30 minutes in their bad chatting and frolicing. Many nights, we'd have to go in and threaten punishment or referree fights that broke out.

So, we made the plunge last night and put them in separate bedrooms. Thirty minutes after they were in their beds, they were fast asleep.

The problem with them going to sleep so early?
They also woke up early...5 a.m. to be exact.

We're keeping the separate bedrooms, but adjusting their bedtimes.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

And it only gets worse...

I've commented before on how three is worse than two (the age, not the number of children). It's only getting worse, as demonstrated by these two examples.

Morgan has now decided that "I'm big now". To her, this means that she can now get out of bed by herself. Yes, for over 3 years, Randy & I have had the children convinced to NOT get out of bed unless we come into their room and tell them they can get up. Twice today, Morgan has come upstairs without crying out or asking for us to come get her up. Hopefully the boy hasn't figured out this trick.

A few minutes ago, Randy asked Tanner to let him help blow his nose. "No, daddy, I'm big enough to do it by myself".

Three...going on thirteen.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

He's Got Some 'Splainin' to Do

My husband just got a letter in the mail from a small school district in Western Kansas. The letter reads:

Dear Mr. ____,

The special education records for your child, Corey, are no longer needed by the (Uniform School District). The physical destruction of these records will take place after 40 days. You have a right to a copy of the data within the records.

I think he's got some explaining to do...huh?

Friday, July 06, 2007


Well, I think the roles in our family have been pretty well set. And, watching them the last few days have only confirmed our suspicions.

Morgan is our leader. When in a classroom setting, she always wants to make the teacher happy. She's the first in line, and hangs on the teacher's every word. She's going to be the kid who asks the teacher for homework.

Tanner is going to be the class clown. Even now, when he is the youngest in the classroom, he's hard at work at it. Ever since he's been in daycare, people have always said "everyone loves Tanner". How could they not - he's the class clown, always cracking people up and getting them to laugh.

His latest stunt...he's calling his teacher Cookie. He'll walk in every morning, giggling, and shout out, "Hey Cookie".

((sigh)) I have a feeling I'll be spending a lot of time in the principal's office.

Monday, July 02, 2007

But you should see the other little girl...

Doesn't that just look absolutely painful? No, she didn't real beat another child up, but Morgan had a brawl with the sidewalk at daycare today. I have to admit that I'm cringing whenever I look at her right now. I'm going to go take some Tylenol now...