I have made something that is so adorable (aside from Tank Boy) that I am about to pop. But I can't do the big reveal until I've actually given the gift, augh! So now you must suffer with me, ha ha haaaaaa. But here is a sneak peek photo, because I can't keep my big mouth (camera?) shut...
So moving on, and speaking of Tank Boy, his cuteness is dropping on the cute-o-meter lately as he is refusing to go to sleep at night. He's exhausted, rubbing his eyes, yawning, etc, but WILL NOT SIT STILL in his bed long enough for sleep to get him! I love it that my son is so good natured, but he is not getting the picture that Mommy and Daddy are not finding his shenanigans funny. We have resorted to Instant Extended Time Outs. Instant, meaning no warning shots, Extended meaning 15 minutes each and, well, you know what time outs are.
The first night we had THREE of these. That is 45 minutes of a toddler sitting on a hard wooden chair in the middle of his dark room with a parent supervisor. He took it like a champ. No whining, no crying. I sorta wish there was a bit more groveling on his part, but nope. We've been sorely tempted to resort to capital punishment, but I'm just not fond of the example that sets.
So then the second night only had two 15-minute time outs. And the third only one. But then tonight we were back to two. But during the second he calmly informed me that "the poop was ready to come out of his bottom" so we had to scramble and get him on the potty. Which he proceeded to completely fill. Yay?
So now I'm scratching my head. Where do we go from here? I certainly don't want him up and roaming the house at all hours of the night, Mommy is done being a Mommy by 8:30 pm. Do we try to go back to a crib and risk the ground fall? Maybe we can get those psych hospital restraints and (gently, heh heh) anchor him to his bed. For now I guess we will continue with IETO's with the occasional potty break. Sigh.
My little Jail Bird