Monday, April 14, 2008
Finally Getting It
Several months ago we started giving the kids "book time" at night to wind them down before they go to sleep. We set the timer for a certain amount of time (depending on how late it is) and give the kids a basket of books to read while they sit on Areyna's bed. Zeke was awful at first. By the time we'd close the door and head down the hallway he'd be off the bed and we'd hear a yell from Areyna, "Zeke got out of Rainy's bed!!!" We'd give him one chance before putting him in his own bed with some books until the timer went off. I figured this would be a perfect way to train him to stay in bed before we got him a "big boy bed". Well, needless to say, Zeke is a religious "book time" reader, now! As soon as he's done brushing his teeth every night he goes in their room, grabs a book, hops on Rainy's bed and says "boot ime". He even puts his own books away when the timer goes off. I guess it's time to get serious about our plans for finding some bunk beds or some other "big boy bed"!