As seasoned parents ... I got quite a kick outta this recent post I found on FB.
You may need to click on it to see if you can see it larger.
It's oh so TRUE! And I gotta think that if you are a parent you are going to identify with at least one of these cartoon boxes, if not all of them. Although they forgot my favorite, The "Mom is my pillow" move, which alternates with the "Mom is my kick-boxing target" move.
However, I have seen a slow ebbing away from this through the years. Perhaps we're softening as parents. Maybe we're just tired. I suppose it could be the personalities of the boys. Well, Nolan is the true baby of the family and sometimes I wonder if he truly thinks he has a little bed for the first half of the night and a big bed for the other half. HA! (Okay, it's not quite that bad ... but there are streaks ...)
SO, when we drove out to Colorado recently and decided to take the 4wd truck we decided to take advantage of the ample cargo room. We made the WISE decision to throw in one very important piece of furniture! HIS bed!
We all slept SO much better in our own beds.
Best decision of the entire trip! (sorry I somehow cropped out the TOP of the bed)
And the funny part was when I started to pack up for the trek home Nolan wondered where we could possibly be going?! Since his bed was there, he had just assumed this was his new home I think!
It kinda worried me a little bit that he wouldn't be a little bit more sad about just picking up and moving in a heartbeat ... but I guess he felt secure in the fact that he had what mattered, US and his bed. And that's a good thing I guess.
(I was a bit relieved when we got home ... he was really happy to see our true home again! (whew!))
so long elementary school
9 hours ago