Friday, November 9, 2007

Night Party

Wednesday night--or more properly, very early Thursday morning--Evan decided he had all the beauty-rest he needed and it was time to wake up. At 1:30 am, Jeremy found him turning circles in his bed. So rather than risk Evan getting out of bed and pulling all his paraphanalia with him or getting into all his toys, Jeremy just unhooked him and took him out into the hall. He closed all the doors (except our bedroom), put up the baby gates, and let him wander the hall. His point was to show Evan how boring being up was and it was just better to go back to sleep.

I woke up at about 3 am to Evan-noises and banging on the bedroom door. I was suprised to find Evan laying in the bedroom doorway, vocalizing as he softly banged his head against the door. I realized Jeremy was gone, and found him trying to sleep in the middle of the hall with Evan's comforter and pillow. He explained his plan to me. I went back to bed, Jeremy shortly followed and we let Evan wear himself out--what else can you do???

Eventually, Evan did go back to sleep (sometime before 5:30 am--that's when Jeremy found him asleep and put him back to bed). But not before he expressed displeasure at being baby-gated out of the livingroom. At one point, he was standing up rattling the gate and making a bunch of noise. I heard Jeremy (and can image the ASL signs to accompany) saying "Daddy is not happy. This is time to sleep, not time to play. You need to go to bed." If it were only that easy!

3 comments:

Eva Nichole said...

Oh Evan, maybe you and Meagan need to be together so you both have someone to have night parties with...LOL!!
I hope you sleep better tonight for mommy and daddy, I think daddy could use a good nights sleep after all that.
Hugs,
Crystal and Eva

Vicki Fields said...

Hello Evan,

You have gotten so big and are such a cutie pie! I'm so glad that you can get up and wander around the house. Hopefully Jayden will be able to do that one day too. I'm glad to see you're doing so well.

Love and hugs,

Vicki (Jayden's Mommy)

www.caringbridge.org/visit/jayden

Leslie, Arlin & Katie Kauffman said...

If you guys were closer, Evan could come join Katie for her night parties. She went to bed last night at 8:30 and was back up at midnight...and is still going strong at 10:00 a.m. this morning!! ZZZZZZZZZ

Hope you get some sleep tonight--and us too!

Leslie & Katie