Tuesday, May 24, 2011

We Dodged An Orthodontic Bullet And Moved To Toddler Beds.. Not Me, I'm Still In A Grown Up Bed...

I don't know what kind of evil person came up with the concept of an orthodontic apparatus that is removable, expensive, and given to preteens. Really, how is this ever going to end well?? Kevin has had his retainer for 6 months now, and I've lost count as to how many times we have all scattered in separate search teams to find that hideously expensive piece of metal. Today Kevin came home from swim team practice, sat around, had dinner, showered and then realized he didn't have his retainer. "When did you last have it?", "Did you go to practice with it?" Billy and Kevin get in the car to head to the pool to look there. Not the way I want to spend the evening. Olivia and I start searching the front yard, since he said that he ate his snack on the walk home. Lucky for us (mainly Kevin), somehow Kevin found his retainer in the grass outside the pool. WHEW... I tell ya, evil created that contraption....  :)

We finally had to move Simon to the toddler bed. My big boy has bounced the crib into oblivion. We decided to wait on Emi, she's the shifty one and will be walking all over the house the minute she discovers her freedom. So this past weekend he was awesome. He stayed in bed, he didn't even get up in the morning until someone came to get him. It was so nice..... Then today it all changed. Nap time came and I put them both down. Within 15 minutes I heard the blinds hitting the window, Emi squealing from her crib, and when I got upstairs, my sweet Simon Jack was all over that room. SIGH.... I am too old for this. Nap time is when I get laundry done, phone calls made, peace... Well, it's gone for now and I'm not sure how long this is going to take to settle down. And I know if their dad had been home, it would have gone differently. He has "the voice".... Grrrr... I must think happy thoughts, I've done this 3 times before. But I was much younger then... :)

1 comment:

  1. I will keep my fingers crossed that Simon settles into a nap routine again soon!