For the last few days Ethan has woke up around 4am and came to our bedroom, crawled up in our bed and slept with us for a few more hours. It was cute at first, but now he doesn't go to sleep. He will just sit there and talk to us, or jump on our bed. So Russ and I tried something. Last night Russ asked Ethan if he wanted to look at the Moon, so they went outside and were looking up at the Moon. Ethan loves looking at the Moon, after a few minutes Russ told Ethan it was time to go to bed, so Ethan looks up at the Moon and says "nigh night Moon, see you later". It was so cute. When they came inside, Ethan told me he said nigh night to the Moon, and that we had to be quite so we wouldn't wake the Moon up. So I thought... maybe I can use this to keep him asleep a little longer in the morning. While I started to put his pajamas on I told him "Ethan if we dont want to wake up the Moon, then you have to stay asleep as long as you can. You cant get up until the Sun wakes the Moon up". Ethan looked at me and smiled and said " dont want to wake up the Moon". Russ and I hopped this would work. 4am rolls around.. no Ehtan. 5am... no Ethan... By 6:30 Russ and I were up and I was sitting on the couch, Russ had just left for work. I hear Ethans door open a little, and his head popped out..... (it was so cute.. his big Bringhurst head, can you just imagine it? lol) anyway.. he popped his head out and said "Mommy, is the Moon awake?" .... IT WORKED!!!! lol. I replied.. "Yep the Sun woke up the Moon. You did a great job not waking up the Moon" he then said. "Can I say nigh night tomorrow to the Moon? I wont wake him up.". I told him that was just fine and he could do it every night.
He just looked at me and smiled really big.
Long Time No See
2 years ago