Friday, February 20, 2009

Hiding in my room

Hubby and I have gotten into a little habit over the last couple months. Not a good habit. Not one you would expect from two people who earned degrees in Family Science and Human Development.

You see, when B out grew her crib, and of course I mean out grew as in climbing out of, we had to move her to a toddler bed. That threw off her “easy-to-put-to-bed” routine we had going.

So, we came up with a system. One of us sits in the room until she falls asleep. I know. I know.

All the books say don’t do that. But the problem we are running into is that it is a nice little reprieve for whoever gets to be in there. Hubby can catch up on work, or one of the multitudes of tasks he juggles. And I can catch up on my blogging – because it too is important.

Fast forward to today. Hubby is away on a campout with the young men (brrr, even in AZ) and I am the one that gets the chair of wonder in B’s room.

Once she had fallen asleep, I switched to the younger boys rooms. T, thankfully, was sound asleep. YES! But R was nowhere to be found. A quick glance in J’s room told me he was missing too. Grrr. They need to be in bed.

But before I could chastise them appropriately for not going to bed… I found them doing LAUNDRY!!!!

Yup. And CLEANING!

Evidently, at the primary activity today, my children listened when they talked about doing service for family members. YAY for me!! I quickly retreated to my room so I wouldn’t spoil any more surprises.

So, do I let them stay up as late as they want as long as they are cleaning the house? Or do I make them go to bed and extinguish this rare flame of domestic bliss?

Well, I don’t care what the books say; I am totally letting them stay up while I hide in my room. They can “surprise” me until dawn if they want.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

I WAS WONDERING WHAT YOU WERE DOING UP SO LATE. GOOD REASON!

ENJOY YOUR MORNING. HEY, SURPRISE THEM WITH YOUR FAMOUS FRENCH TOAST!!!

HUGS FROM MAINE

Fiauna said...

And of course you just had to blog about that. How cute.

That Girl in Brazil said...

Holy crap. Can your primary leaders come down here and do a lesson?

(Pssst. The books are all written by childless scientists with glasses and trenchcoats. It's okay.)

Debi (Dubs2007) said...

lol.. my daughter must have got the same lesson, she comes in "mom did you make your bed?" me - "no". her "are you sure you didn't make your bed?" Me - "yep pretty sure..." she then gives up, "well someone made your bed..." I finally catch on "thank you sarah!!". yeah, break all the rules and you might just get kids helping out around the house! the ones who wrote those books probably didn't send their kids to primary - so they have no clue what they're missing...