Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Love Grows Best in Little Houses

At bedtime, Helen was still howling from her bedroom five minutes after putting her down. She's a great howler, making us think someone is in there attacking her sometimes with the way she can change her pitch, pause, and then begin shrieking all over again. Call us bad parents but we believe in sleep training our almost fourteen month old.

At this point, Little Philip was being a darling in his bed, having had his three books read to him by Daddy, prayers said, and his "quiet time" alone with his last book complete. Little Philip's room is right next to his sister's. the living room is right next to both bedrooms. I told Big Philip that he needed to go in to check on Helen because I would just make it worse. On the way, Little Philip came to his door, cracked it and told Daddy:

Daddy, I want some white noise.

Mommy and Daddy want it too.

3 comments:

the skocelai said...

AMEN! Gotta love a house so small that at 26 weeks pregnant I already have to step into a doorway if I pass my husband in the hallway. Or a bathroom so tiny that all 3 of us no longer can squeeze in comfortably. Someone's toe always gets stepped on during the Sunday morning rush. But, alas, this is the stuff we'll miss when we're empty nesters. At least that's what I keep telling myself...

Helen said...

Hilarious Renie, I love your blog and I am so excited about seeing yall at the beach! I sent you a birth announcement, but it came back to me so i must have the wrong address. I wonder if you could email it to me? Philip and Helen are adorable. Helen is growing so fast! love you

Avery Tales said...

Oh the joys of a tiny Homewood house. We've been weaning Jeffrey from the pacifier, so I feel your pain! As for my blog banner..You can go to digiscrap.com to download free papers and items. I used Illustrator to design it, but you can also use paint.net. I think the banner size needs to be 750 pixels wide x 350 tall. The Cutest Blog on the Block site has a ton of great hints as well.