Sunday, May 20, 2007


Last night was the THIRD night in a row that playing kid-friendly music at a louder volume helped Jet go to sleep on his own. In fact, it was the best one yet.

We walked in his room together (usually, I have to carry him in because he won't go on his own). He climbed in his bed all by himself and arranged his pillow. I covered him up, then crossed the room to close the closet door (thankyouverymuch, Monsters, Inc.) and turn on the music. I crossed back to his bed, planning to kiss him goodnight and try to walk out of the room, but fully expecting him to cry and ask me to pat him. However, after the kiss, I told him that I was going to play cards with Daddy, and he said, "Okay." Then he rolled over and closed his eyes!

I went into the kitchen to play cribbage with Knight, and he never came out of his room. It was fantastic!
The Adventures of the Big Boy Underwears went fairly well yesterday, too. He pooped in the first pair about an hour after I put them on him, but then only had one other wet accident later in the evening. He even survived a 1 1/2 hour trip to the park to feed the ducks and throw rocks in the water without a mess. Yay!

This morning, however, has been another story. Yesterday, I decided not to go to church this morning because I'm positively drowning in laundry and it's the last week of school. Basically, if I can get my house in order this weekend, this next week will be a breeze for me at school because I won't be stressing about how messy the house is. Plus, it's youth Sunday, which is an awesome thing, but I just don't feel terribly guilty for choosing not to go today since our pastor isn't speaking.

Anyway, Jet has had three accidents this morning. I haven't changed anything about the way I'm reminding him every 20-30 minutes. Maybe the novelty has worn off or something. One time, he managed to get his leg all wet but his underwear remained dry. I'm oddly curious about this. (TMI? Sorry.)

Also, I wanted to document how incredibly tiny and cute these underwears are. They remind me of the first newborn diaper I picked up to put on him. That diaper was about the size of my hand. These underwears are bigger than that, obviously, but still so very tiny!


Deanna said...

Too cute!! can't wait to start buying undies for my little one. Dora, Little Mermaid, Disney Princesses!

ann said...

how sweet!
i have enjoyed catching up on the last several entries. it is great to hear how 'knight' is showing you active love in training up 'jet' and how you are honoring him with your respect for his actions, teaching example, and efforts!!! what a beautiful thing - someone should write a book on how love and respect feed eachother so well!

Damsel said...

LOL, Ann... You're right! A book would really help!

Heather said...

"I'm oddly curious about this. (TMI? Sorry.)"

Bwa hahaha haha.

I would be too, if I had a son that managed that.

Sounds like the music is doing wonders! Congrats! I KNOW the feeling well! It took 4 years to get my youngest to sleep through the night!!

acceb127 said...


Oh my gosh!!!!!!

P.S. I got Jet some new books for his b-day today -- they were having a bookfair at work.