Discussion in 'DIS Dads' started by Cinderella's Fella, Feb 19, 2013.
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I decided it was safe to try and peek outside the cave of employment this morning.
Well see how long it takes for my overlords to punish me for the transgression.
So, whatd I miss?
Well I certainly missed this
Your avatar perfectly matches that announcement.
Hard to imagine the amount of change that twins would have pored into my ousehold.
Yall have one mighty interesting ride ahead of you.
Glad it wasnt serious. Unfortunate that it got to be a problem, but so long as it was fixable, all is still good.
Not as long as you think.
The first few years I thought that child rearing was going to be a life sentence
Then we got good at it and somehow or other the time just evaporated.
This afternoon Ive got to schedule time to talk dollars and cents with the Dean of Admissions at one of the universities that have accepted our boy for the next semester.
How on earth did I get here so fast?
Nice work. Congrats to the whole team and good luck Tomorrow.
Sounds like an interesting evening.
Adding Young Frankenstein to the mix nearly makes it perfect.
Good morning, men.
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.
We've got the local morning news on TV. They just came back from commercial break playing the Thrift Shop song. This song is beginning to be about like IASW, only without any of the warm fuzzy feeling that you get from the nostalgia of the attraction. I hear this frickin' song and I can't get it out of my head.
Good Morning Dads. Report writing and record keeping today.
You only think you know where you are.
I can assure you that your senses are deceiving you.
Or maybe its something else that is rattling what little wits you have left about you
My master plan is working perfectly!
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.
we've got snow and freezing rain coming Saturday. Winter just doesn't want to go away.
Looks like Star Wars invaded the Princess Half marathon.
Maybe they should add a race during one of the weekends.
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?
Getting the Penguins trained to fly and carry a load!
Try Vaseline on the door knob. Their hands will slip off and they won't be able to get out.
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.
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.
Theres a potential can of worms. I wouldnt 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 Ill tell you what we did.
Im old-fashioned on this issue and dont 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 Id get up (and it was always me), gently pick him up and then tuck him snugly back into his own bed. Hed get kind words, hugs and plenty of reassurance that all was well, but hed 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 wed 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 its 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 Ive 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 hes grown and left us. There needs to be that one unshakable boundary where we will not be separated
even by our own youngen.
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.
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.
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.
I'm sure diplomat Rodman will take care of it.
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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