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So the past several nights, Maris has been pulling this little stunt right after we put the kids down to bed. She is quietly getting out of her bed and wondering around the house. I have found her in her brother’s bathroom, our bathroom, sitting at the top of the stairs, downstairs in the play room, and last night after the 4th time of getting out of bed, I found her standing in the middle of the kitchen (of all places). When I asked her what she was doing, she said that she wanted to see Mommy. This is her way of saying that she is not tired and she does not want to go to bed. Every time I find her around the house, this is the answer that I get.
I do not know what to do, I have tried asking her to be a big girl and stay in bed for Daddy. She tells me that she will be a big girl and stay in bed for me, and then 5 minutes later I find her wandering around the house. I have taken an even more subtle approach of just picking her up and kissing her and telling her I love her an put her back to bed. I have also told her that if she gets out of bed again I will shut the door (except she knows how to open it up). The only thing that seems to work (and I do not like having to do this) is telling her that if she gets out of bed again she is going to get a panking (that is what she calls it). This does seem to work, but Christine and I do not like it.
What to do, what to do……..

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So the past several nights, Maris has been pulling this little stunt right after we put the kids down to bed. She is quietly getting out of her bed and wondering around the house. I have found her in her brother’s bathroom, our bathroom, sitting at the top of the stairs, downstairs in the play room, and last night after the 4th time of getting out of bed, I found her standing in the middle of the kitchen (of all places). When I asked her what she was doing, she said that she wanted to see Mommy. This is her way of saying that she is not tired and she does not want to go to bed. Every time I find her around the house, this is the answer that I get.
I do not know what to do, I have tried asking her to be a big girl and stay in bed for Daddy. She tells me that she will be a big girl and stay in bed for me, and then 5 minutes later I find her wandering around the house. I have taken an even more subtle approach of just picking her up and kissing her and telling her I love her an put her back to bed. I have also told her that if she gets out of bed again I will shut the door (except she knows how to open it up). The only thing that seems to work (and I do not like having to do this) is telling her that if she gets out of bed again she is going to get a panking (that is what she calls it). This does seem to work, but Christine and I do not like it.
What to do, what to do……..

WOW, it is already 5 days after Turkey day, it is hard to believe that it came and went that fast! We had a great Thanksgiving this year, we enjoyed some good cooking by Christine’s mom at her house (it would have been impossible for us to have it at our house, considering our kitchen is out of commission still 😦 ). The kids really enjoyed themselves, they got to eat at the big kid table with their GiGi, what a treat!
I was home for 4 days with the family and got to spend quality time with everyone. We all went to Skyline drive on Saturday to spread my Grandmother’s ashes (she passed away back in June). We spread them in the same spot (at least we think it was) that we spread my Grandfather’s 16 years earlier. The kids did really well, they all spread some of her ashes. I know that they are too young to understand what we were doing, but for some strange reason, I think they may have understood some. I am so proud of them, sometimes I think they are much older than what they really are.
There was no work done on the kitchen during the holiday, but Christine’s dad was back to work yesterday and made some serious progress. Hopefully it will not be too much longer until we are finished!

WOW, it is already 5 days after Turkey day, it is hard to believe that it came and went that fast! We had a great Thanksgiving this year, we enjoyed some good cooking by Christine’s mom at her house (it would have been impossible for us to have it at our house, considering our kitchen is out of commission still 😦 ). The kids really enjoyed themselves, they got to eat at the big kid table with their GiGi, what a treat!
I was home for 4 days with the family and got to spend quality time with everyone. We all went to Skyline drive on Saturday to spread my Grandmother’s ashes (she passed away back in June). We spread them in the same spot (at least we think it was) that we spread my Grandfather’s 16 years earlier. The kids did really well, they all spread some of her ashes. I know that they are too young to understand what we were doing, but for some strange reason, I think they may have understood some. I am so proud of them, sometimes I think they are much older than what they really are.
There was no work done on the kitchen during the holiday, but Christine’s dad was back to work yesterday and made some serious progress. Hopefully it will not be too much longer until we are finished!