Monday, February 26, 2007

Roo, Lumpy, Bed

Despite the events surrounding the dog, we wanted to make sure our son didn't wake up crying at 4:30 am. We carefully explained that it wasn't the thing to do. Daddy would not be going to work and he, my son, was not to get up crying and come into mommy's room. Daddy was going to be home. He was to wait in bed for daddy to wake him up for breakfast.

Saturday: it worked. No crying. We could have slept in...but didn't because we are early birds and complete dorks.

We decided to reinforce this by getting him a stuffed animal. I knew he loved Roo and Lumpy (a Heffalump from a movie) so we went to the Disney store and discussed our plan with our son. The idea was that he had company in his bed. When daddy went to work, if he missed daddy he could talk to Roo and Lumpy. We would only get them if my son thought that would help him to not cry and miss daddy so much. He said "YES!" So we purchased both (they were small so 2 for $10.00) and held of giving it to him until Sunday night. It made it that much more exciting to get them.

We introduced Roo and Lumpy to Bunny, and they all became fast friends as they took their place next to my son beneath his blanket.

I'm happy to report no crying this morning. At least none that I am aware of. Yay!

"It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us."- Epicurus (341 - 270 BC) Greek philosopher.

1 comment:

kim said...

Well this sounded like such a good plan. Too bad, I've already read the above post. At least he got some new stuff! Bonus!