When It’s Time to Change, You’ve Got to Rearrange
Tell me you love the Brady Bunch half as much as I do!
I grew up on afterschool Brady Bunch reruns, and I could probably beat any of you (minus my brother, but he’s probably not reading anyway) in a Brady Bunch Trivia showdown.
If you’re not familiar with the Brady’s, “Here’s the Story” on this clip. Greg wanted to make a “record” (it’s the prehistoric way people used to listen to music) with his 5 siblings. However, Peter’s voice begins to change, so they had to improvise.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyooALwfxO8]
Peter Brady, we identify with you. There’s been lots of CHANGING, REARRANGING, and IMPROVIZING in our lives lately!
The boys are settled in their new room that your valued input helped inspire. The colors turned out so well! We ended up using a handful of the storybook frames on the wall, and saving the rest for a future reading corner. There’s a few finishing touches to be made, but it’s functional!
So did you notice there are a couple of cribs missing from this picture?
Yep. It’s true. We separated them temporarily. Change is hard, but often necessary.
Our boys have sooooo much fun together in their cribs, but the “so much fun” turned into TOO MUCH FUN, in the form of a nap revolt for nearly a week. I know that many kids stop taking naps around this age, but I’m not ready to throw in the towel just yet. Besides, mamas know their own children, and I know that my boys NEED their mid-day naps on a regular basis. Sometimes there are exceptions, and I’m thankful that there is some flexibility with this stage, but the week long absence led to a very difficult week of fighting, whining, disobedience, and discontentment. This left me stressed, worn down, and grumpy to say the least.
Needless to say, it was time for a change. Our intention was to move all 4 boys into the freshly painted room, but this called for improvising. Isaac and Henry moved over to the new digs (their cribs were the easiest to disassemble) and Clark and Brooks stayed put for now. When they outgrow the cribs, we hope to put them back together again.
My heart was sad to see them in two separate rooms for the first time since the NICU, but it’s fixed the nap issue. So the benefits are far outweighing the costs. Oh and it’s super precious to see them run into each others rooms in the morning to “wake" each other up. They run, jump, wave, and scream like they haven’t seen each other in years!
So for now the “Bunch” will sleep 2 by 2, because….
When It’s Time to Change, You’ve Got to Rearrange!
Sha Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na Na, Sha Na Na Na Na,