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Monday, May 3, 2010

They Sleep WHERE?

The boys are in their new bedrooms. Baby Cub(which you all know as Mason now) is in his own room with a toddler bed.

The big boys are sharing a room and they are currently sleeping on these Cars inflatable mattresses that the have for camping. They'll have their bunk bed soon.

What's your point, Shell?

I have two total Mommy Moments for you about where my boys sleep.


The first happened back in PA, with Monkey, when he was about 3.5. He had two toddler beds in his room, since the little boys were both in cribs in the next room.

He decided that he was too big for a toddler bed and informed us, "You have to get me a bunk bed because I'm too big for these baby beds."

Well, we told him that we would get one for him, but not right then. That bunk beds cost money and we would save for one. Even told him that he could help by saving money in his bank. Total stall tactic. We just weren't ready for him to have a bunk bed.

Very seriously, he told us, "Well, I'm going to sleep on the floor until you get me a bunk bed."

And so he did. Right in the middle of the two beds. He actually slept like that for months in protest. Side note: he really wasn't too big for the beds.  He's just that stubborn. He gets that from his dad. Ahem. 

Not a problem, it's not hurting anything for him to sleep there.

Until, one day, he walks into his preschool class and announces to his teachers, "I sleep on the floor because my mommy is saving money for my bed."

OMG. I wanted to die.

Time for child #2 to embarass me. Bear, who decided for whatever reason in our beach house that he liked to pile pillows in his closet and sleep on top of them with his blankets.  Again,whatever. As long as he's sleeping and not hurting anything, I let it go.

He's at his pre-k assessment and they show him a picture of a bed. He correctly identifies it.

But, then, later they are asking him, "Where do you go when it's time to go to sleep?"

My eyes open wide in horror. They want to know if he knows what a bed is for.

He responds, "My bedroom."

They keep prodding, "What do you need to go to sleep?"

He tells them, "Mickey Mouse blanket."

I start to think that just maybe he's not going to tell the assessment team that he sleeps in a closet.  And start to get some of the color back in my face.

They keep prodding, but thankfully, he moves on to tell them "This dinosaur roars!" and they decide to move to the next question. Whew.


Just found out the Mason made the final round for Bob 93.3's Baby Idol contest- thanks to all of you! Please vote for him this week 1x per day per computer. Contest ends 5pm EST Friday afternoon. Thanks so much!

Vote HERE 



Blogger Angelia said...

ROFL! My neice, who is three, likes to pretend she is a cat. Recently, she told her day care that she sleeps in a cat bed. As if that weren't bad enough, she shares a bunk bed with her older brother-so she threw in that she has to sleep under her brothers bed. :P

May 3, 2010 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Kel said...

Those stories are too funny! My littlest one is always saying things that make my face go red. I try to remind my husband to watch what he says around her because she will always repeat it!

May 3, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Sylvia Plathypus said...

ROTFLMAO What is it with little kids? Do they take a secret class on how to mortify their parents in public venues?? xD I know mine are EXPERTS on the subject!! LOL LOVED the stories, and realized I was clenching up on that last one, waiting for the moment when he would spill the beans about the closet bed....Haha!! Truly great...=)

May 3, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

LOL as I read your story to my hubby.

He thinks Bear was avoiding the answer out of total embarrassment. LOL


May 3, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Kinsey said...

Ahahahaha! This is way too funny not to share with my friends :)

May 3, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger MamaOtwins+1 said...

My twins still beg to sleep on the floor and they have their own bunk bed!

May 3, 2010 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Lol! Yes, sometimes I wish there was a mute button on kids for those moments when they are about to say something they really shouldn't.
Congrats on Mason, I will keep voting this week

May 3, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Kids just say the funniest things that is for sure! I would have been embaressed as well!

I will keep on voting.

May 3, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Mae Rae said...

i think it is a ploy to prepare us for when they are older and going through the teen years. Watch out the horror stories just get worse...

May 3, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger danita said...

that is so funny! when we went to disney last year, my daughter slept on a chair that had an ottoman every night! she loved it!

May 3, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger jayayceeblog said...

I think kids just enjoy sleeping in unusual places. What a hoot!!!

May 3, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Yellow House Knits said...

Those are great! You know what they say about kids saying the darnest things . . .

May 3, 2010 at 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad Mason made it!

Kids are too funny. I love he told his teacher his mommy is saving for his bed.

May 3, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

LOL!! Re: Mason...I even tried to vote via my BB, but it said java wasn't enabled and I have no idea how to do that. ;-)

May 3, 2010 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

LOL...These were great! I can't believe he held out that long, you have a very determined little boy.

I voted for Mason!

May 3, 2010 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Adoption of Jane said...

LMAO!! Thats some crap my kids would say... mommy's saving for a bed!! These kids are to much!! Voting and tweeting for Mason everyday!!

May 3, 2010 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Foursons said...

I have been voting everyday and then instead of clicking the back button I click the "X". Sorry about my lack of commenting because of that!

May 3, 2010 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger We 2 Bees said...

So funny! Out of the mouth of babes! They crack me up. I have a stubborn one as well (it's her father as well...) Luckily my kids have all tried things like that but it only last a day or so and they forget why they were doing it and go back to their routinue.
So glad Mason is doing well, I'll keep voting!

May 3, 2010 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

When Bree was just a few months old, we went to the beach and made her a bed in a drawer! Haha...I felt so bad about it, but she slept like a baby should.

May 3, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Daisygirl said...

Yah for Mason...I am on my way to vote!!!!

Ummm Ill let you on a little secret...2 of my kids don't sleep in their beds....5 year old sleeps on the floor or papasan chair and the 2 year old sleeps in his bean chair...why do I even buy them cool stuff???

May 3, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Lift Like A Mom said...

I died laughing when I read this! That is too funny!!!

I am in love with that picture of your adorable son!! Toooo cute!

May 3, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Ginny Marie said...

That is so funny! Hey, as long as they are sleeping, and they aren't sleeping with you, then everything is OK! (My five year old has decided to crawl into bed with me every night, and I need to get her to NOT do that!)

May 3, 2010 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

I love the comment about sleeping on the floor ... oh kids and the things that they say. Hope moving went well!

May 3, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Messy Mommy said...

OMG that is hilarious!!!! The Baby is in our room now but the girls will eventually share a room. Hope you're getting settled!

May 3, 2010 at 1:10 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

Too funny!!! I know that my child is going to spill some crazy stuff once she is able!! Not really looking forward to being embarrassed!!
Congrats to Mason!!

May 3, 2010 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

LOL. Glad Bear moved onto the dinosaurs for you.

May 3, 2010 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Did you ever hear of the educator on parent interview night who said: "I won't believe everything I hear about you, if you don't believe everything you hear about me." In this case that would be really nice. :)

May 3, 2010 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

I always have to laugh when little kids say things like that!

May 3, 2010 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Ian said...

Off topic but you all moved in now safe and sound? :)

May 3, 2010 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Joann Mannix said...

Oh, that is just so fabulous. Saving for a bed! Crack-up.

My daughter told a neighbor one time that her dad was waiting for the "big check" to come before he could buy her any birthday presents. We have no idea what she was talking about.

May 3, 2010 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

LOL! Out of the mouths of babes! I would of done the same thing...I pick my battles and that isn't one of them! :)

May 3, 2010 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Seriously- that is funny! And clever too ... I mean how can you get mad at a kid for saying that to his class when it was so clever ;-)

May 3, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Brandi said...

OMW ~ Shell! That is freakin' hilarious!

May 3, 2010 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger Katie's Dailies said...

I'm always a little afraid of what might come out of my kids mouths when asked a question. You have some funny sons!

May 3, 2010 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

LOL, Priceless. :)

May 3, 2010 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

LOL! Too cute! I wonder what they would have thought if he said "I sleep in the closet." HAHAHA...I let mine sleep where ever when they were little too.

May 3, 2010 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger TheFitHousewife said...

OMG, that is too funny! Why do our kids love to do that to us?!

You're right though, as long as they are sleeping, who cares WHERE they sleep! My middle child sleeps on his mattress which is on the floor. We are also saving up for bunk beds!

May 3, 2010 at 4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Shell, that is hilarious!
Yea for Mason! So going to vote. :)

May 3, 2010 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Please, I'd give anything for my kid to sleep in a closet or on the floor. I can't get her out of my bed

May 3, 2010 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ohmylord...I would have died, too! That is hilarious!! Yet mortifying :)

Totally voted--go Mason!

May 3, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Sonora said...

Hahaha! That is so funny. I would have died. I used to teach little kids in church and they would tell me the funniest things. So many times I thought, I bet I wasn't supposed to hear that. :)

May 3, 2010 at 5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So great to write these down. The things they say are truly priceless. I always keep my fingers crossed that a lot of things stay within the walls of this house.

May 3, 2010 at 6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So great to write these down. The things they say are truly priceless. I always keep my fingers crossed that a lot of things stay within the walls of this house.

May 3, 2010 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger Frugal Vicki said...

ROFLMBO!!! That is too stinking funny! Oh my gosh!Why do they do this stuff to us? Kills me I tell you. My son rats me out all the time.

May 3, 2010 at 8:20 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I love it! My son? we went to a furniture store and he jumped on a mattress and said, "MOM! if I had this mattress I'd sleep naked EVERY NIGHT" at the top of his lungs.

May 3, 2010 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger Michelle Pixie said...

I am dying! Too funny! At least you didn't have to explain the closet. Hehehehe

May 3, 2010 at 8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol - I love those stories!

May 3, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Leiah said...

Love it. And way to go Mason - don't stop until you reach the top!

May 3, 2010 at 9:17 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Kids will embarrass you every chance they get. Just wait until they're in Junior High and you drive them to school in hot rollers and a moo moo...that'll teach 'em to mess with mom.

May 3, 2010 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger Juliana said...

That is awesome about Mason-I am off to vote!

May 3, 2010 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger The Write Girl said...

This is a cute blog you have here and what an adorable picture of your boy. Thanks for your visit! Take care :)

May 3, 2010 at 10:58 PM  
Blogger Jayme said...

ROFL TOooo funny!

May 3, 2010 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Oh that is too funny!! :-D And I'm gonna keep on voting for your boy, he is too cute!

May 4, 2010 at 2:56 AM  
Blogger LZ @ My Messy Paradise said...

We have had almost 5 years of sleep trouble. The girls have slept everywhere from my bed, to their cribs to the couches. It all works out in the end, right?
You gave to love the things they tell their teachers...

May 4, 2010 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

I blame all that stubbornness on BDC too. It's totally the dads. Totally. I am an angel. That's my story and I will tell it again and again.

May 5, 2010 at 1:53 AM  
Blogger mama of 4 said...

hahahahahaha... My 5 year old likes to tell people often that her brothers don't like her because they won't let her sleep with them...... Ahhhhhhhh!

May 10, 2010 at 11:16 PM  

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