30 Days of Thanks #5-The Things Peter Doesn't Know

Monday, November 7, 2011

{Don't be fooled for more than 4 seconds by this photo}

This is a big one. Super Big. 

I am beyond thankful that Peter doesn't realize he can climb out of his crib. He sleeps roughly 12 hrs. at night and takes 3-4 hour naps everyday. If this is not something to be thankful for, I don't know what is.

It's amazing to me that a kid with so much athletic ability does not realize he can flee his prison! It's like there is this invisible line he won't cross. 

Of course, it is ironic that a child who sleeps so much has an insomniac mother, but of course I still appreciate the "break" from chasing him all day. 

Why do I wonder where he gets his energy? I would have that much energy if I slept that much too. 

So I'll say it again:


May this go down in the history books as one of my greatest blessings. 

Sometimes I wish I was a Born Again so I could say things like, "Thank you, Lord Jesus." (Well, I do say this to myself several times a day. Like when I have a really strong craving that gets met. Or when I finally get Peter down for his nap. Or...those are mainly the times. Like today, for example. He was a little shit times 12 1/2. I didn't realize he was so tired with the time change. It was the fight of my life to get him in his car seat after playtime at the field house. Once I finally used all four of my limbs and my entire body weight to get him strapped in, I shut the car door and sat on the curb in the snow and wept for about 5 minutes. I was talking to myself out loud and saying, "I hate being a mom! It has ruined my life!" Please know I don't feel this way all of the time, just the times it is appropriate). 

So like I was saying--

I'm so thankful for what Peter doesn't know.

P.S. Still working on the blog design. But don't you love the bright header??


  1. yes, i do love the bright header!

    i can totally agree on the crib thing ... my almost 2 yr old hasn't tried escaping yet, either, now that i think of it. i didn't realize i had anything to be thankful for ... i guess there's that. ;)

  2. OH MY GOSH, yes. thank you for admitting aloud that you have those thoughts... i think i said that to myself 12 times today, but i am seriously SO thankful to be a mom- its just incredibly hard! it brings out my worst qualities!!! just know that when you are sitting on a curb crying, i am likely doing the exact same thing! you are not alone.

    and YES, that IS a huge blessing to be thankful for. my kids don't nap and its murder. straight up murder.

    and... YES. your header is the bees knees.


  3. Peter sounds A LOT like my son. He was everywhere as a little boy. Like EVERYWHERE. Non-stop. I was in survival mode at all times. However, he would sleep. Just like Peter, for 12 hour stretches, and 4-5 hour naps during the day. And he didn't figure out that he could climb out of his bed until he was almost 4. Amazing that he figured out how to escape out of the nursery and church building without anyone noticing at the age of 2, but didn't think to climb out of his crib til almost 4. Anyway, our boys sound similar! I can totally relate to all of those feelings. Whew! It's exhausting!

  4. Love the bright header and the little fairy on the top! Oh I remember the physical days of my son Danny! I thought you were describing an incident we had back when he was 3! Oh but I do love boys and all their energy! Hope Peter stays clueless a bit longer for you!

  5. I really really do love the header and the new look. It's always nice to change things up from time to time.

  6. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has felt that frustrated. My 2 1/2 year old is driving me crazy. I don't even know what to do with her. It probably doesn't help that I'm 36 weeks and miserable so everything is just a little bit worse.

  7. I completly understand the insomnia issue. My boys are 14 months apart (I know...what the HECK was I thinking right?) let's just say it wasn't exactly planned, anyway, I literally would go from one child to the next all night long because my oldest was still not even close to sleeping through the night when my other son was born. It was ROUGH to say the least, and as a result I have major sleep issues, when they weren't crying, I was convinced that they would be soon, so why go to sleep when I was going to get right back up and start again, I know, I am rambling. sorry. Anyway, have you ever tried Melatonin? Ask your doctor if you can take it. It is an all natural sleep aid that we have just discovered. It has changed our lives. My boys are now 8 and 9 and my 9 yr. old has really NEVER been a good sleeper, we gave this to him and now he is asleep by 8:30 EVERY SINGLE NIGHT!!!! Hope you can take it while you are pregnant. I was able to continue taking my ambien while pregnant with my daughter two years ago. Good luck, hope you can find a way to get some much NEEDED sleep!!!

  8. I do really like the new bright header and adore the new pictures of your family so cute!

  9. OK so I just have to laugh because I myself have never been much of a swear-er....that is until I became a mom. And it's been worse lately...like when Lamp was going through this awful 2 week sleep craziness--sometimes waking up 1-2 hours at night!--I would just start cussing like a sailor. And while my husband claims to be worried about me, I'm like...uh, whatever--you'd start swearing too if you did this all day.

    PSP was the same way--never got out of her crib until she was well over 3. Even then it was rather few and far between. Enjoy!

  10. I love the new blog design! So cute and carefree! Perfect!

  11. This totally cracks me up Molly! Our son never climbed out of his crib even after he became proficient at climbing all kinds of harder obstacles. It was obvious that it simply had not occurred to him. We finally switched him to a toddler bed after his 3rd birthday because it seemed weird to keep him in there any longer. Otherwise I think he would have gone a good couple more years and yes we were so thankful he never figured that little trick out!

    So happy you are pregnant; praying for you all and baby number 3.

  12. My grandma used to call me a little shit. I love it.

  13. Whoa. So your post makes me start to doubt my decision to convert Finn's crib into a toddler bed. He still hasn't climbed out, and he's not a super acrobat, but the kid is VERY accident prone (get's it from his Mamma), so I see it more of a way to avoid a broken bone or two when he does realize he is more than capable of climbing out of his crib (he's climbed INTO the baby's (EEK), so I know he can do it).

  14. Do you understand how much I love this post? -Rach


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