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