Monday, June 20, 2011
This is a picture of the Polly Pocket Ice Cream Waterslide Pool....or something close to that title.
It's Hadley's new toy for getting 10 stickers. Why did she earn 10 stickers, you ask? Because she stayed in bed past 7am 10 times. We told her if she could do that, each morning she would get a sticker. When she got 10 stickers, we'd buy her a treat.
I don't know. It probably seems like too much to get your kid to sleep or just STAY IN BED until 7am. But I need some time to prepare for the creation that is four. Four is non-stop. Four talks A LOT. Four doesn't ever seem to run out of questions. There isn't strong enough coffee for me to drink to keep up with four.
So we bought Hadley a clock.
We showed her how to tell when it is 7. We put it right next to her bed. We started drilling her about four hours before she went to bed that she was not to come out of the bedroom until that clock read 7am.
"How can you tell it's 7, Hadley?"
"When the little hand is on 7 and the big hand is on 12."
"That's right. And when do you come out of the bedroom?"
Monday morning, Hadley's in our room at 5:45am. A.M.!!!!!!
"Hadley!" I say. "Look at your clock! It's not seven yet!"
Hadley goes back to her room and a half an hour later she comes in carrying the clock.
"Momma, it's 7 o'clock."
"No it's not, Hadley."
"Well, my clock says 7. I think pink clocks are faster."
Anyway, she did it 10 times and we bought her a Polly Pocket Ice Cream Waterslide toy. On the way home from Target, I asked Hadley if she remembers why she has this toy.
"Yes, because I stayed in bed until 7 o'clock."
"That's right, and I really appreciate that."
"Thanks, Mama. But Mama? Can I tell you something?"
"I really don't like to sleep in. I don't want to miss anything. I don't know how much longer I can do this."