Why so eager to obey on this particular day? They knew that we were putting up the Christmas tree that evening with another special little bonus...a big family sleep over in the living room on the first night the Christmas tree was put up. We pulled a couple mattresses out and watched a Micky Mouse Christmas movie together before calling it a night. Caedmon's words for the evening were "This is AMAZING, Mom!"
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The Amazing Christmas Tree Sleep Over
On Friday I had two of the most compliant little helpers I've ever seen. Fridays are cleaning days for me and I especially wanted to get the house cleaned this past Friday because of our plans to put up the Christmas tree that evening. Toys were picked up and put away quickly without any second reminders. First time obedience has never been practiced so well. As I vacuumed the rugs, my two little assistants ran out quickly with their own "vacuums" to assist me. It was quite funny to observe their obedient behavior that day because honestly we've entered a new phase in their relationship as brother and sister. Now that Kaiya is no longer a baby, she realizes that she can have an opinion too...and the competitive sibling rivalry has been introduced to our family over the past few months. "I saw that tree over there, before you did" "Mama, she's touching me" are a few examples of words proclaimed recently to the tune of the whining song.