Yesterday I shared my master course on How to Train Your Husband.
A couple weeks ago Josh put Finn’s bed up in a bed frame because he’s been sleeping on a twin mattress on the floor for 6 months. We started him out on the floor so if he fell off–he wouldn’t fall far. He hasn’t had any problems, so we figured it was time to step up the danger factor. To say Finn was excited would be a gross understatement.
He also has started in the phase of not wanting to go to bed. It’s pretty amusing to hear his stall tactics each night. He’s been so creative he even uses cleaning and going to the bathroom as ways to squeeze just a couple more minutes out of each day.
To the best of my understanding this phase lasts until he hits his teen years at which time we literally have to pry him out of his bed. The joys of parenting.
The first night he was going to sleep in his “bigger big boy bed” he was throwing an excellent fit and I decided to throw some great reverse psychology his way and see how he coped.
Josh-time for bed.
me-oh, then I’m going to go sleep on your new bed.
me-are you going to sleep on your new bed then?
Finn-I’m gonna stroy you furst.
(translation for those who don’t have 3 year-old boys at home: I’m going to destroy you first)
As my cousin so helpfully pointed out, this is obviously a result of my mom buying him a sword. Any violent or naughty behavior he exhibits, I’m pretty sure it’s because she bought him a sword.
However, everything great, nice, and sweet he does is a direct result of his mother. Just in case you were wondering.