i mentioned at some point that we’ve been working on the kids’ room.
well, the boy decided last night that he was sleeping in his room.
just like that.
i stayed with him in his sister’s bed-to-be (she’s still nursing after all) until he fell asleep. Then hours later, he fell off his bed.
when I came in to soothe him, i immediately carried him to our bed. he protested and asked me to bring him back to his bed. so I did.
he woke up once more, at which point, I collapsed beside him.
the boy spent an entire night in his own room.
and tonight... tonight the girl is in there too. in her own bed.
just like that: one phase over, another begun.
proud-making and a little heart-aching all at once. on one hand, we can give ourselves a parenting pat on the back. our son is building his confidence and developing a sense of independence. and our daughter, we're giving her permission to do the same.
on the other hand... i think i need a hug.