Friday, January 6, 2012

Bittersweet Day

It's the end of an era and a big day of growing up in this house:  First, Will is going to kindergarten full-time next year!  Second (and sad):  it's the last night of a baby crib in use in our home.

Will was selected in the lottery for full-day kindergarten!  Hubby and I both stalked the online link this afternoon to find out, we were going to start the weekend elated or depressed?  ELATED!!!  Just knowing that come September, that we won't be scrambling to make afternoon kindergarten work with our schedule, that is a real stress-reliever!

It's also a day of sadness, though bittersweet.  The boys have been bunking together in Sean's little room the past few nights, with Sean in the crib and Will in a sleeping bag on the floor.  We'd been trying a little experiment, and it turns out that Will sleeps better when he's not alone.  He never really "took" to his room on the other side of the house, and is much happier with his little brother.  And Sean doesn't seem to need to "cry it out" as much with his "Bubby" in the same room.  But the nursery is tiny with the two of them in it, and Sean really needs to get into a toddler bed.  I was in a bit of denial, that my "baby" is almost two and getting big.  But even I couldn't ignore the inevitable when I saw him practically climb into the crib tonight!  So tomorrow Brian will bring up the "little boy bed" from the basement and we'll start practicing the two of them sleeping in "Bubby's" bigger room.

The crazy thing is, I thought it would be easier with a second child, transitioning them to a bed.  Turns out I'm just as sad and sentimental as the first time.  Surprise!