Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bye Bye Cribs

So call us crazy but the girls moved into big girl beds on Monday.

Here is the chronology of events that lead up to the girls sleeping in their big girls beds Monday night.

1.) Two months ago: Mommy takes table from Nana for girls bedroom

2.) One month ago: Mommy rips trim off the table and repositions it on other side of table. Mommy paints table: 2 coats plus one coat of polyurethane

3.) Last Wednesday: Handyman Bill cuts hole in wall and moves heating cooling vent. Patches hole back in and begins mudding process. Girls favorite saying "No Touch" wall

4.) Thursday: mud too wet to do anything. Girls "No Touch" wall

5.) Friday: Bill puts second coat of mud on wall. Girls "No Touch" wall

6.) Saturday: Bill puts third coat of mud on wall. Girls "No Touch" wall

7.) Sunday: Bill sands wall

8.) Sunday night: Mommy puts one coat of primer and one coat of paint on patched wall. Girls "No Touch" wall

9.) Monday Morning: Girls Say "Bye Bye" to Cribs

10.) Daddy takes care of girls

11.) Mommy patches holes, tapes and paints two walls in girls' room

12.) Mommy takes down cribs

13.) Mommy sets up beds and hauls mattresses in from Hadley's trundle bed

14.) Monday well past nap time: Mommy and Daddy show girls new "Big Beds" and put girls "Down" for nap

15.) Daddy has meltdown. Doesn't know how Mommy does it.

16.) Mommy removes two car seats from van.

17.) Daddy empties out other stuff in mommy's trunk: bags of gravel and double stroller

18.) Daddy goes to Costco to buy new mattresses

19.) Mommy hears thuds from room above. Goes into room. Brianna's baby having tea at table and Brianna is standing with her refrigerator door open. Mia in her bed. Discipline Bri. Put Bri back into bed and explain that they will get into trouble if they get out of bed again.

20.) Mommy goes into room and Brianna is cooking food at the stove. Mia caught trying to scramble back into her bed. Discipline both girls. Put both girls back into bed and explain that they will get into trouble if they get out of bed again.

21.) Mommy goes in and both girls are standing at their table drinking water. Discipline both girls. Put both girls back into bed and explain that they will get into trouble if they get out of bed again.

22.) Mommy goes in and girls are crawling back and forth between their beds. Mommy tells girls they have to stay in their own beds and puts them back in bed.

23.) Mommy goes in and both girls are sitting on top of the table between their beds reading books. Mommy calls nap time quits and doesn't even bother with discipline. Clearly NOT Working.

24.) Daddy gets home from Costco with new mattresses.

25.) Mommy runs to Home Depot to buy new roller shade for girls window. (previous roller shade barely hanging in plaster wall from oldest daughter playing with it).

26.) Monday right before bedtime: Mommy installs new blind. Mommy decides that room configuration is NOT going to work. Mommy hauls out table that girls like to sit on during nap time. Mommy hauls out one bookshelf. Mommy moves beds around. Mommy near melt down because vent no longer EVER needed to be moved and table was taken from Nana and changed and painted.

27.) Monday at bedtime: Mommy and Daddy put girls down to bed. Remind girls that have to stay in beds and can call for Mommy and Daddy to get them in morning.

28.) All seems quiet.. Mommy comments to daddy that new bed location is .key and that girls have already adjusted. Daddy says don't speak too soon. Instantly noise begins. Steady flow of girls laughing heads off.

29.) Mommy and Daddy haul in new mattress from van. Leave in kitchen

30.) Mommy decides to ignore sounds from upstairs and goes out to water flowers and grass.

29.) Daddy leaves for work thing

30.) Mommy notices from backyard the source of giggling. Girls playing with brand new roller shade on window. Girls proceed to laugh and giggle for almost one hour. Mommy finally goes into room and tells girls not to play with blind. Roller shade plastic piece on bottom of shad already snapped in half from playing. Notices foul odor in room. Discovers wipes case empty. Puts oldest daughter on floor and tells her to wait for Mommy. Mommy goes downstairs and gets wipes. Mommy comes back up. Shocked to see daughter obeyed. Mommy changes diaper. Puts both girls back in bed. Exhausted girls finally fall asleep

30.) Mommy does dishes and cleans up house

31.) Mommy re installs car seats in car. Mommy turns on lights in car in order to see what she is doing. Reminds herself NOT to forget to turn light off.

32.) Daddy gets home

33.) Mommy and Daddy haul table from living room to basement

34.) Mommy and Daddy drop from exhaustion

Epilogue: Tuesday night: Mommy and Daddy jump start dead battery in Mommy's car

Pictures from Original Bed Location and Girls PRETENDING TO BE ASLEEP:

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