Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Why Didn't I Think of This?

Duck SlippersCongratulations to my sister Melissa for such a great finish to her 14 hours of labor. What a cutie I've got for a nephew!

I had to tell you about something she did to prepare for the delivery. She bought one of these little pop up tents and began letting her two year-old, Lucy, sleep in the tent for naps and sometimes at night.

Pop up TentThen, when the baby was ready to come and Lucy had to go spend the night at Grandma's house they just packed up her little tent with her pillow and blanket and away she went. With her familiar and fun tent there wasn't any question of being nervous about sleeping in a new place or having trouble sleeping through the night, they just set up the tent on the floor at Grandma's house and Lucy crawled right in and went to sleep. What a great idea!

I was terribly impressed with Melissa's wisdom on this one. What a mom.

I need to get on the ball and make my new little nephew Calvin these booties. I just adores them.

12 comments:

RHarper (a.k.a Lucy) said...

Very cool! I wish I'd had that many years ago on a trip to a cabin in north Idaho. I had to put a two year old in bed in the attic (it wasn't child abuse, really...just where we were sleeping). I took her up, spent time cooing and awwing, read a story, had a good laugh, ended it all with a kiss and a hug and then I covered her up and crept down the stairs. About half way down the whole North Idaho Mountains heard a blood curdling scream. Oh well. It only lasted one night.

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

Great idea - ya think it would work for our adult children still at home?? ;) Anywho - congrats on the new baby Calvin!!

Motherhood For Dummies said...

Oh thanks. I've impressed the amazing Michelle. I
feel so cool :) thanks for helping out with Lucy too while we were at the hospital. You guys are the best.

Karen Olson said...

What a brilliant idea!

cndymkr / jean said...

Congratulations to everyone in the family. A new baby! It makes me miss that baby smell. (you know, the good smell not the icky diaper smell).

Lei said...

That IS a great idea. Hindsight is 20/20, eh?

Scribbit said...

My kids tended to sleep well but then we had them on a rather tight schedule. Once it was off beat a bit it threw things for all sorts of problems. A tent would have been a great idea.

Randy, Ally, and Wes said...

Those booties are hilarious! Perfect for a future Duck fan. I'll have to make some for our little guy coming. And congrats to Melissa! He is a very cute little one.

RSA Online said...

Yes! First, congratulations to Melissa on her newborn. Second, I bow to her wisdom about Lucy and the tent, pure genius!

Rachel said...

ooohhh, I really like this idea and think it will work especially well with a certain 2 year-old of mine that has never spent the night away from home. Thanks for sharing, great post! :)

bigguysmama said...

brilliant! this could work for so many things! she's going to be a good mom. =)

congrats Auntie!

~Mimi

jacjewelry said...

Congratulations to your family!