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What Were We Thinking?

September 24, 2010

As parents, the Husband and I have asked ourselves that question a lot.  Our latest round of WWWT came when we moved back to San Diego and down-sized. We wanted the girls to have a play room so we decided that they could share a room.

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Truth be told, they were very excited about it. And I think the Husband and I were too. We thought it would be fun for them.

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The problem is this. The Big One, who doesn’t nap ever, is very, very, very tired come bed time. So she climbs under the covers and is passed out asleep in a matter of minutes (kind of like the Husband). While the Little One, who still takes about a two-hour nap (Thank you God!!), likes to talk or sing herself to sleep.

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We thought they would adjust and get used to each other’s habits.  And they might have had we given it more time. The problem is kindergarten.  The girls were used to waking up around 7:30 a.m. but now that the Big One is in school, they have to wake up at 7 a.m.  With the Little One talking or singing until 8:30 or 9 p.m., the Big One was a big ole cranky mess when school-time came around.

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So the room sharing lasted about two weeks before we had to make the switch and split the girls and the toys.  Now there is no clear place to play, but at least they both get some sleep.

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What are some of your “What Were We Thinking Moments?”

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Bridget permalink
    September 24, 2010 8:28 am

    We had the SAME situation. Kat would instantly pass out if she didn’t nap, or she’d be up until 9 or later if she did nap. That kept E awake and made for a horrible morning the next day. We finally decided after my grandfather passed away and the room became a collection of junk, that they needed to be separate. It’s so much better this way!

  2. September 24, 2010 8:47 am

    Saw your link at BlogFrog. Love this post! I LOVE my boys(4 and 21 mo.), but sometimes when I am in the middle of a screaching match, I have a “What were we thinking?” moment. 🙂

  3. September 24, 2010 12:40 pm

    We only have one room for the kids so my girls have to share… I’ve had similar problems… but the ONLY benefit of the little one not napping anymore is that they both get a pretty good night sleep due to exhaustion!

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