Tonight is the first night of the down slide. Tonight we had to lock Todd's bedroom door so he will stay in this room. SOOO horrible. Kevin and I feel like the worst parents ever. However in order to have some peace in our house at night and in the morning when we all get up early we had to do something.
A few weeks ago we changed Todd's crib to a toddler bed. He was climbing out of it and we were afraid he would fall and hurt himself. Anyway, Todd has found out that he can just get out of bed anytime he wants to. Great. That did not take long at all. AND he has determined this means he can leave his room and go to Kyle's room whenever he feels like it. Fantastic. Bedtime just went from 8pm to 9:30pm. We all get up at 6:30am. My kids go DO NOT like to be woken up in the morning, hence the desperation from Kevin and me.
We started this when Kyle was little. He keep getting out of his room and there was nothing we could do to get him to stay in bed. So we turned his lock around and locked him in his room. He threw a fit. Screaming, yelling, beating on the door....terrible. Of couse Kevin and I felt so bad that we videoed him trying to open the door by sliding his fingers under it and pulling while at the same time screaming "I stuck!...Help, I stuck."
Now, we have locked Todd in his room. ARGH!!!! More screaming and yelling...and of course Todd is yelling for "MOOOOMMMMIIIEEEE." WE are in the midst of total anarchy. Todd's screaming has Kyle getting out of bed unlocking and opening Todd's door to tell him to stop. Go figure. We are being end runned by a 4 year old.
We are finally getting some peace.....at 9:49pm....BOTH boys are locked in their rooms. I think it is time for an adult beverage.....