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Old 03-07-2013, 07:42 AM   #1126
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Glad to see my nemesis has managed to find the clubhouse. It's been so long I thought he was lost.


At least more lost than usual.
Good Morning All. That elusive day called Friday is almost here. Todays weather calls for wind, snow, rain, coastal flooding and all the fun that goes along with it. Hope everyone has a good day.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:05 AM   #1128
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we've got snow and freezing rain coming Saturday. Winter just doesn't want to go away.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:11 AM   #1129
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Looks like Star Wars invaded the Princess Half marathon.
http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/ind...rwars-blog_rss
Maybe they should add a race during one of the weekends.
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I've got a serious question I want to bounce off you guys.

The twins have been coming down stairs during the middle of the night and sleeping in our bed. This has been going on for about a year. It started as once in a while then one kid for a week straight and then they'd switch. For about the last month or two it has been both kids. One is down between two and three and the other is between four and six in the morning. Usually it is not a big deal, I don't even realize they come down. but there are some times I wake up with a foot in my back and can't get back to sleep. Anyone have any strategies for getting them to stay up stairs? Or any idea when this stage will end?
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:44 AM   #1132
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I've got a serious question I want to bounce off you guys.

The twins have been coming down stairs during the middle of the night and sleeping in our bed. This has been going on for about a year. It started as once in a while then one kid for a week straight and then they'd switch. For about the last month or two it has been both kids. One is down between two and three and the other is between four and six in the morning. Usually it is not a big deal, I don't even realize they come down. but there are some times I wake up with a foot in my back and can't get back to sleep. Anyone have any strategies for getting them to stay up stairs? Or any idea when this stage will end?
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:48 AM   #1133
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I've got a serious question I want to bounce off you guys.

The twins have been coming down stairs during the middle of the night and sleeping in our bed. This has been going on for about a year. It started as once in a while then one kid for a week straight and then they'd switch. For about the last month or two it has been both kids. One is down between two and three and the other is between four and six in the morning. Usually it is not a big deal, I don't even realize they come down. but there are some times I wake up with a foot in my back and can't get back to sleep. Anyone have any strategies for getting them to stay up stairs? Or any idea when this stage will end?
We've been fighting this battle with DS. I don't know how to delicately say this, but DW doesn't exactly discourage it. I on the other hand, am not a fan of it.

I've been trying to slowly get him out of the habit. We recently bought a new bed, and our old queen bed was moved into his room. I moved his old toddler bed into a corner in our room. When he'd come in, like you, I'd sleep right through it most of the time until I got kicked or hit. I started out by just putting him in the toddler bed when I'd notice him in our bed. He'd usually either fight it, or a few minutes later be back in our bed and I'd repeat the process. Now, all I have to do is tell him and he moves to the toddler bed.

Here's where it gets tricky though. I want to make the toddler bed disappear, but I'm not sure how he'll handle that. I don't want him sleeping in our room at all, but I'd much rather it be in the toddler bed than in our bed.
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I've got a serious question I want to bounce off you guys.

The twins have been coming down stairs during the middle of the night and sleeping in our bed. This has been going on for about a year. It started as once in a while then one kid for a week straight and then they'd switch. For about the last month or two it has been both kids. One is down between two and three and the other is between four and six in the morning. Usually it is not a big deal, I don't even realize they come down. but there are some times I wake up with a foot in my back and can't get back to sleep. Anyone have any strategies for getting them to stay up stairs? Or any idea when this stage will end?
Electric shock therapy? JK

It's tough to get them to break the habit once they get used to it. DD used to come in late at night and jump into bed. She didn't even remember doing it when we would ask her why she was coming in. As she got a little older, she remembered having a bad dream and coming in because she was scared. Maybe try to ask them if they know they are coming and and ask why. Once we talked about it and she realized it was happening it mostly stopped. Now if she has a nightmare or something, she'll come in and wake me up to talk about it, but doesn't climb into bed.

My DS used to sleep walk with his eyes open. It was pretty creepy. That stopped with age as well. It's possible they don't even know or think about it. Ours kind of cured itself when we talked about it. Of course you never want to tell them they can't come in, especially if it is a bad dream or they re scared. Good luck.

Oh, and DD used to scrape her toe nails down the back of my leg. Drove me crazy. I would get up in the morning with red scratch marks down my calf.
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The twins have been coming down stairs during the middle of the night and sleeping in our bed. This has been going on for about a year. It started as once in a while then one kid for a week straight and then they'd switch. For about the last month or two it has been both kids. One is down between two and three and the other is between four and six in the morning. Usually it is not a big deal, I don't even realize they come down. but there are some times I wake up with a foot in my back and can't get back to sleep. Anyone have any strategies for getting them to stay up stairs? Or any idea when this stage will end?

There’s a potential can of worms. I wouldn’t even dare post this one out in the family board. Imagine the carnage! There are a lot of differing opinions as to whether or not you even should stop this. And there is never a one size fits all approach so I’ll tell you what we did.

I’m old-fashioned on this issue and don’t hold to the “family bed” concept. So I put a stop to that behavior immediately. There needs to be at least one sanctuary on earth that belongs just to mom and dad (as the kids will receive or take everything else… and ought to). When our son would try to climb into bed with us at night I’d get up (and it was always me), gently pick him up and then tuck him snugly back into his own bed. He’d get kind words, hugs and plenty of reassurance that all was well, but he’d also be reminded that he had a bed of his own and it was not ours. Sickness or nightmares were different. He was encouraged to wake us when anything was wrong, but even then we’d get up with him rather then take him into bed with us. The only exception to this was if we were all awake and watching TV or a movie in bed. Once sleep time arrived, however, that was it.

If it’s been happening for a while, the habit may be tougher to break though. As for growing out of it… everyone is different. I know of families where older kids and even teens will climb into bed with their folks and I’ve heard a few dads even say that they will just get up and sleep somewhere else in the house when it happens. I love my son dearly, but I absolutely adore his mother and intend to stay with her the rest of my life and long after he’s grown and left us. There needs to be that one unshakable boundary where we will not be separated… even by our own young’en.

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Snow is great and all, but I had to cancel the endoscopy due to road troubles. Dang it! All that fasting for nothing. I was looking forward to seeing the pink elephants. At least this means I'll be awake for the Blackhawks game tonight. And based on what I read on here last week, I checked out Black Cauldron. I'll be watching that with the kids this afternoon.
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The 'Hawks game? Awesome. Another win. Black Cauldron? No idea- fell asleep 10 minutes in. That's two movies in a row I slept through. Frankenweenie was the other.
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The twins have been coming down stairs during the middle of the night and sleeping in our bed. This has been going on for about a year. It started as once in a while then one kid for a week straight and then they'd switch. For about the last month or two it has been both kids. One is down between two and three and the other is between four and six in the morning. Usually it is not a big deal, I don't even realize they come down. but there are some times I wake up with a foot in my back and can't get back to sleep. Anyone have any strategies for getting them to stay up stairs? Or any idea when this stage will end?
I'm pretty much a hard-liner with almost everything parent/kids related. We've dealt with this. As soon as they would come in, I'd turn them around and put them back in bed. No cuddles- back to bed. I'm a little more gentle if one of them had a bad dream. Problem went away in no time.
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Has anybody heard from Casey lately?

I've been thinking about him and his family the past few days since that nutcase with a deathwish to his north has started making threats.
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I've been thinking about him and his family the past few days since that nutcase with a deathwish to his north has started making threats.
I'm sure diplomat Rodman will take care of it.
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Did you see his interview? Holy smokes. If he has a manager, he needs to be fired for letting him get in front of a microphone. What a maroon.
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