Monday, September 20, 2010

Self-Interests and Sweaty Socks

A major decision was to be made at our house last week. All parties had evident self-interests at play.
  • When one member of your family has suffered a traumatic brain injury, he may tend to be cautious about certain aspects of child safety.
  • When one member of your family is primarily in charge of putting children to sleep, she may tend towards keeping children in their cages, I mean cribs, for longer.
  • When one member of your family shares a room with his sister, he might see this as the long awaited opportunity to also share a bed.
  • When one member of your family is tired, she doesn't care where you put her to sleep.

That being said, one fall out of the crib was one time too many at our house, so say goodbye to one more piece of childhood:

Nope, it won't go lower than that. The crib Owen had lasted much longer, but it was left behind in Fresno to a dear friend. This second-hand crib is now dismantled on the porch. Any takers?

It's been a week since the dismantling. I'll confess to doubting June's readiness (15 months?!), but after a few days of catching her asleep at the door or off the mattress, she's figured out that the bed is a lot more cozy than apartment grade carpet...or brother's pee pee sheets.

Yes, these are the pee-pee sheets that were in that black hamper awaiting their laundering. Oh, and those are also his sweaty socks. You see, some mothers perfume their child's sheets so that their child will be comforted by their scent. Evidently, June misses Owen so much while he's at kindergarten, that she too must find some remnant of him to cuddle with. Maybe this is a sign that I need to bathe Owen more often if eau de sweat socks and urine is his signature perfume. BLECH!

Even Hello Kitty rolled over in disgust! But I say, sleep on sister!

As for me, it's naptime here, so I'm off to do some laundry.

For those concerned: we will be covering up the electrical sockets soon and getting a bed frame for Christmas. :)

1 comment:

Holly said...

Oh Wow! I am not ready for this at my house. Hannah did the same thing so we took the bottom out of the crib and borrowed an extra crib mattress from a friend. We stacked both of them on the floor inside the bed and got about 6 more months out of it! Keep me posted!