Monday, May 7, 2012

Do you know what that is?

That's a little girl taking a nap in a big-girl bed.

The hubbs found the bed on Craigslist while we were gone and this weekend we borrowed a friend's truck and drove to pick it up.  Claire is thrilled.  She does have a little bit of a love/hate relationship with the bed right now though.  She naps easily in it but bedtime is another story.  Take last night for instance.

8:00 pm. Claire goes to sleep in her new bed
8:45 pm. Claire has been singing the whole time and cries out that she needs to go to sleep in her old bed
12:30 am. Claire wakes up screaming that she needs to be in her new bed.  Mom gets up and moves her to her new bed
1:30 am. Claire wakes up screaming that she needs to be in her old bed.  Mom gets up and moves her.
2:30 am. Claire wakes up and wants to get her her new bed.  Mom gets up and tells her tough luck.
7:15 am. Mom and Claire are both groggy and mom is very grouchy.

Somewhere in the middle of the night Claire also lots one of her passes.  This morning she found it in her play kitchen.

I don't even really want to know how it got there.

My mother-in-law asked me if I was sad that she was growing up and the honest answer is no.  I'm not.  I loved Claire as a baby but I  don't miss her as a baby.  There are women who love caring for babies and I'm just not one of them.  I get so much more joy from Claire as a toddler.  I love talking to her and listening to the funny things she says.  I love being able to do things with her that make us both laugh.

I'm only hoping that I will find as she ages that I will find that I get even more joy from school age children, teenagers and adults.


  1. You will find you get more joy as they get older...

  2. We are transitioning E to her big girl bed at the end of the month - wish us luck! I'm worried because we are moving her to a completely different room!

    Also, I loved Ellie most at 6-12 months, now she is a raging tyrant who appears to run the show here. I am looking forward to the day that she understands reason...

  3. I too am not a baby person, but have enjoyed every stage as they have gotten older!