October 11, 2007

Why cannot Diego just stay put? And why is he always shouting?

Per usual, I grouse about my kids and they immediately straighten up their acts as if they are determined to make a liar out of me. Today has been so pleasant, just hanging out and playing. This is the stuff SAHM Dreams are made of, folks.

So. We have a bit of Reverse Marketing going on in our household. Arun chose his Go, Diego, Go backpack because it had an elephant on it as evidenced by the repeating elephant sounds he kept making when we were in the checkout lane. Because of the backpack, once in the grocery store, he noticed the Diego yogurt and wanted it, so I bought it (only once though, that stuff is CRAP). Then, given a choice between toilet seats, he selected the Diego one because of the light-eyed little creep (Diego. Not my son.) Now, we find ourselves in possession of a complete twin bedset with Diego's chirpy mug on them. But the thing is, Arun only just recently started watching the TV show when he once witnessed Diego flash across the screen - Arun recognized him from all the products making their way into our home. Sigh.

In other news, Arun has slept two nights in a row in his new bed, I am actually growing fond of that Diego. The other night, Arun refused to sleep in his crib, so as a last ditch effort I attempted the bed. We had not tried Actual Sleeping in the bed because we were letting him get used to it. However, Arun slept the whole night through without a peep and promptly woke up at 8am happy as a lark. Then, he slept there again last night without a peep again and promptly woke up at 8am happy as a lark again. Holy crap. Of course, that first night I did not get any sleep because I was so nervous that he would wake up and freak out, but last night we all slept like shriveled Rumpelstiltskins. Squee! And in fact, he is napping in the new bed now. Not his crib, which he has struggled to nap in for TWO FUCKING YEARS. I do think this crib aversion is a legacy of co-sleeping - Arun has always slept more comfortably in regular beds. I suspect Anjali is on her way to this path because even SHE likes regular beds and will gladly hang out on any of them, even Arun's new bed. Put her in the crib? She starts wailing.

I cannot wait until we are done with that fucking crib. If I did not think the varnish fumes would kill me, I would eagerly chop it up into firewood.

Yet Another Victim of the Men from Madison Avenue

9 comments:

Monkey McWearingChaps said...

So happy he is sleeping better and I hope the trend holds (along with napping).

My parents confessed a couple of years ago that they hated the Get Along Gang. With a vengeance.

Christy said...

WOW! I am incredibly afraid of switching Porgie to regular bed. I am afraid that she will get out of bed in the middle of the night and start playing. I want to use our crib FOREVER. You know, to keep her behind bars.

meno said...

Arun can make an elephant sound? He is a talented boy.

Leah said...

That picture is spectacular! I am going through a raging jealousy of people who have toddlers who sleep through the night, though, so I was muttering grouchy things at you while I read that. :)

Cagey said...

Leah,
Let me be clear. Since May, his sleeping through the night has been hit or miss - mostly due to teething since he was such a late teether. I am just hopeful this bed will help because we have been fighting the crib since we brought him home.

Cagey said...

Also, his napping has always, always been all over the place.

Stephanie said...

That pillow is seriously creepy... Diego's head is so huge! (Although it is pretty adorable that he looks so much like Arun... would make for a very easy Halloween costume one year.)

I love how Arun is sleeping all completely sprawled out like that... maybe his crib aversion was just due to him needing much more space.

Mamma Sarah said...

Glad to hear the bed is working out so well. I'm nervous about making that switch... Diego drives me batty... but Alex sure does love the music!

Mojavi said...

ummmm did you notice Diego and Arun are in the same pose??? lol