If you have a toddler who wakes you up early in the morning, ready to play, you need this clock or one like it:
It has been a LIFESAVER. Ruby was waking me up between 5 and 6 every morning and wouldn't go back to sleep. I can't go to sleep until 1 or 2 in the morning, so I was really miserable. I got this clock and it worked the VERY FIRST NIGHT, which I wasn't expecting--I thought she'd have to get trained on it. It glows green when it's okay for her to leave her room, which is right now at 7--I'm tempted to make it 7:30. Not only does she follow the rule, she LOVES it. She always asks about her clock and carries it around with her. When she comes in my room in the morning, she carries her clock in and is SO EXCITED to show me it's green. It has a naptime function too that is awesome. It's been a miracle worker for me.
I feel her kick now, it's really hard to think of names, and I'm officially too big for my normal jeans.
Sweeter and sassier than ever. She is such a Big Kid now. Her favorite thing to do is clean her room to get quarters. She gets 2 quarters every day she cleans her room with Dad. It's totally their thing. One quarter goes in her piggy bank to save, and the other quarter goes into a coin purse to spend. She usually spends her money on the Big Bird ride at Walmart, but she's starting to want to buy toys with it. Kyle has been SO excited to teach her about money and savings. He was the kind of kid who totally loved money--he ironed his dollar bills in elementary school, and loaned money to his big sisters at exorbitant interest rates. He is determined that Ruby will have sound financial sense. It's pretty cute when she counts out her quarters and gets excited about spending it. She's saved up quite a bit in her piggy bank too--the beginnings of a college fund. We'll start teaching her about tithing when we use coin denominations that make it easier, and when she can actually understand what it's for.
I need a new show to watch on Netflix.