Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Up until last year at Day Light Savings time Asher and Piper both slept until about 7:30 or 8. It was wonderful, I got plenty of sleep and a morning shower. As soon as we moved the clocks back Asher started waking up around 5:30. It was awful on so many levels. He also stopped napping so by 3 he was one miserable kid. He would wake up and come into our room always needing something. He was potty trained at this time, but would always poop in his pull-up first thing in the morning. He eventually started waking up a little bit later, but by 6:15 or 6:30 always came in needing to be changed out of his pull-up. Last week when Nate left for his trip I decided this will change. There is no way I am changing three poopy diapers every morning. We have learned with Asher that he will do almost anything if he is bribed. I told him last week that if he woke up in the morning, took his pull-up off and didn't poop in it he would get a treat. Since then he has only had one accident. Most days I just give him a few M&M's and he's happy. When I started this he also stopped coming in my room. He will wake up and I'll come out around 7:15 and he will be watching a movie. This guy knows his way around electronics. Today I came out a little bit early. He was watching Toy Story and helped himself to a juice box and a snack. I'm not sure how I feel about all of this, but not having to get up at 6:15 is amazing.


  1. Awwww...our little independent boy. I wonder if it gets confusing and frustrating for him when he can do some things when you are sleeping, but can't do them when you are with him. I remember doing something like that when I was a pre-schooler, too, climbing up to get things out of kitchen cupboards to sneak a snack...

  2. Ally, that is so cute! I can just see him sitting there in front of the TV with a juice box.