What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, January 07, 2008

One Less

Sniff Sniff. My Panda bear is growing up!

This weekend I decided Andrew was ready for a 'big boy bed'. He always lays on Corynn's bed like he wants it to be his in the worst way. I figured it would take him a while to learn the 'rules' of the bed and to do well so I should start now. Since we don't have a youth bed, or an extra twin at this point, I took one of the sides off of the crib. No need for one of those 'convertible' cribs. Who knew?!? ;-)

He thinks he is SUCH a big boy. He gasped when he saw it. Then promptly climbed on. And then off. Then on. Then off.

Naptime came on Saturday and I thought, "Now remember, Rebecca. This was YOUR idea. Be patient. Be patient. Be patient."

I heard the pitter patter of feet within minutes. I snuck to the door ready to scare the bajeebers out of him when I saw through the crack that he ran to the bookshelf and grabbed a book-then ran right back to his bed and laid down.

I smiled to myself and walked off.

In a minute or two I came back to check on him and he was fast asleep.

With the book covering his head.

How such a silly sight can warm a heart so fully is beyond me.

I uncovered his head of the book and recovered his body with a blanket and began snapping pictures away.

I have been swelled with pride ever since-each night he lies there good as can be and never gets out of bed. What a sweet, obedient little guy. He sure makes his Mama happy.

And always will.
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Amy said...

This same thing happened with my son, but I didn't get the photo to prove it. He had, "The Dangerous Book for Boys" over his head and was sound asleep. I love that memory! Thank you!

Tracy said...

I'll never forget the first time my oldest slept in a "big" bed. He stayed put all night, and the little patter of his feet the next morning just hurt my heart so at the love I felt for his newfound independence. He ran to our room, and yelled,
"Good morning!"

Elizabeth said...

Andrew is way ahead of Samuel now. I just don't want to change his bed, till he goes into his big boy bed, in his new bedroom. Cute pics~

Carmichael Family said...

I am so impressed...Kaden is no where near being ready to transition into a regular bed. He gets into things way too often! Those pictures are just adorable. What a sweet little guy!

Rebecca said...

Elizabeth~rightfully so! Only a wise mother would not burden herself TWICE...it is a perfect solution to wait until the big upstairs switcheroo!

Catherine~ you *might* be surprised! i thought the VERY same thing with Andrew but boy did he surprise me! Which is why I was SO proud of him-because I never thought it would go so smoothly!

ON a side note: This morning I found him fast asleep on the floor! He had fallen out of bed at some point and never realized it! hehehe