Monday, January 12, 2009

His Logic

Liam slept in his bed all night (no wakings), 3 nights in a row.


Yesterday he was given a prize for this great feat.


Last night he came in our room at least 3 times. Twice I took him back to bed, then the 3rd time Ian got up and snuggled him for awhile.


This morning he woke up later than usual and in whine mode.


After some chocolate milk, I asked him why he woke up and came in our room so much last night. He just shrugged his shoulders and said he didn’t know. I said that he was doing so good sleeping in his bed all night, that is why we gave him a prize yesterday. Maybe I should take the prize away if he can’t sleep in his bed.


He didn’t miss a beat and said, “Daddy doesn’t get a prize because he slept in my bed!”


I was shocked at his sassy yet impeccable logic and said, “Daddy was only in your bed because you came in our room and woke him up. He was helping you. Daddy and Mommy are the boss and the rule is for you to not come and sleep in our bed, right?”


“Right.”

13 comments:

The Goddess said...

You've got such a smart little one. LOL.

Amanda said...

He's a smarty alright! Megan has been getting up at night for various reasons for so long and I am so tired of it. Hmmm, maybe I need to try the treat thing. She is nearly 5, certainly she can pull her own covers up and get her own drink in the middle of the night. I'm just the sucker that gets to do it every night. ;)

Leatha said...

Ooh that little man is just so smart!

the quirky one in the family said...

Don't you love kid logic?! He's fast on the draw, too! This is part and parcel of being such a logical thinker ~ he is a whiz at puzzles and figuring things out... even in directions you weren't expecting! All in all though, it is still a great trait for him to have, you just have to train him to use it wisely! (and smile at the funny thought processes along the way!)

Carrie said...

Ian should get a prize for sleeping with Liam in his bed! These little ones are so smart! Good luck! We still battle Landon with this occasionally. It makes for a very un-restful night, doesn't it?

Heidi said...

Thought I was reading about Sierra for a second there...the similarities are uncanny! He really is growing up fast, he's so smart. I think he has his dad's funny wit.

Danell said...

Wow! What a little smarty pants! I'm glad he seems to be getting the hang of the big boy bed. I'll be crossing my fingers for you that you have many good nights of sleep to come. Isn't bribery wonderful. Love you!

beth - total mom haircut said...

Sam has been smacking me around with his sass and smarts. I'm always torn between being really impressed and really annoyed:)

Nancy Face said...

Hope it sunk in! ;)

Suzanne said...

Ah...gotta love kiddie logic! ;) Good luck with tonight!

Clare said...

So cute, i love his little logic!!

Yvonne said...

Lots of luck with the Daddy and Mommy are the boss ; )

Daisy said...

Ugh!! Cameryn is the same way!!! She gets out of bed STILL for no reason at all. It's so annoying. I've yet to find a permanent solution.