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2006 Dec 23
February 16th 2008
Home Alone III – Day IV

Posted by D under family

Well, I think I’ll call this success. S2 slept reasonably well. Some tossing, the occasional yelp, but all in all a good night.

H2, though, not so much. She was up every 45 to 60 minutes. Calling for me, first always asking for a binky, then just yelling “NO! I don’t want to!” (without telling me what she didn’t want – I assume she didn’t want to not have a binky, but that seems like a difficult construct for a three year old…)

I got her back to sleep every single time. Sometimes just by touching her and making comforting noises, sometimes I had to snuggle for a moment – and at 5:30am I simply stayed in there for another hour.

In the morning both were mostly proud to be such big girls… let’s see how tonight goes.

Other than that there’s not much to report. Right now they are at Princess Ballet and I’m in the waiting area, enjoying the free wireless. About 15 minutes ago the two teachers came out with all the little girls and went downstairs. I thought they were going to get a drink, but it turned out that all the girls in the class decided they wanted to go potty. OMG! The poor teachers. Something like 10 three year old girls, together in the bathroom. But of course once they were in there, I couldn’t really go in and help!

Apparently it all worked out, a couple of minutes ago they came back and everyone seemed happy. Still, maybe not the best idea the teachers ever gave in to…

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2 Responses to “Home Alone III – Day IV”

  1. Lynde on 16 Feb 2008 at 11:16 am #

    How about: “No, I don’t want to…have this new routine. I want my binky and a few others just in case.” Cheers!

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