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Three in the bed and the little one said, "Shut up! I'm trying to sleep here!"

First up (before I get to why the title of this blog is what it is)... I have TWO ambidextrous children! I am ambidextrous myself, though, yes, I do (out of habit) choose to write with my right hand. My mum is ambidextrous as well, I think. Dave is a left hander, but not a true leftie (for example he uses a knife and fork like most right handed people, as does his mum, but his dad is a true leftie)...

Anyway, I discovered the other week that Erik is ambidextrous when one day he showed me that he can write just as clearly with both hands... And then yesterday Luey did the same. Here you can see him writing a story with a blue and a red crayon.

As you can see, he wrote all the red letters with his right hand, and all the blue letters with his left hand (and can I just say, for a six year old BOY, he has quite neat writing, in fact, his writing is neater than mine was when I was 7 or 8!)... So, who knew, but there you go! Now, to be fair, like me, both the boys do mostly choose to write with their right hands...

So now onto the title of this blog! Below you will see Bryn sitting on a bed... Not just any bed, but rather the lower bunk of Erik and Luey's Bunker's bed. This is now better known as "Bryn's Bed!" (complete with high pitched exclamation and much clapping - his!)...

The three boys now have a bed each in their tiny little room, and they're ALL delighted! Tonight is Bryn's first night in the bed, and basically I fed him to sleep in the loungeroom and then popped him in his bed, and when he wakes he will either stay in his bed or come into our bed, but basically, this is the start of the transition to the "boys' room".

Erik and Luey cleared four cubbies from their Ikea shelves (consisting of 16 squares), so he could put some of his toys in there as well, and then on top of the shelves (at the head of his toddler bed section) is the crate with the Thomas set, and the crate with the Duplo, which as now considered primarily his property (but all the boys share, of course)...

He was super excited about finally being part of the mystery behind the big white door with the boys' names on it (I need to find a place that sells small letters to stick on bedroom doors, I can only find big letters, and I'm not up for buying 12 of them at $8 a pop, eek!)...

So, there was much excitement in the Bird's Nest today!

Comments

Leah said…
I loved this post! The ambidextrous stuff is cool - my oldest brother is too. I agree Luey's writing looks great.

And Bryn! Three boys in the big bedroom, how cool is that!!
Yeah that ambidextrous stuff is very cool.

Aww gorgeous at Brn in the big boys room :-) And btw, have you tried Spotlight for letters ??
Rae said…
How exciting to have two brothers to share a room with! :) :)
clelkaje said…
Is it just me or did Bryn go from nightweaning to big boy's bed in 2.5 seconds?! Jealousy of the woman who already has 3 children!!!
Sif said…
No no, don't be jealous just yet... He was nightweaned three months ago (he still wakes at 4.30am asking for Meh and get's put off until 6am, because I'm afraid of "creep back")...

But while he HAS a big boy bed now, he isn't sleeping through the entire night in it. Last night he slept there between 7pm and 12.30am, and then we brought him into our bed :). We're more than happy to keep doing this until he's completely ready to stay the whole night.

Luey chose to move into the toddler bed at 2.75 years and DIDN'T WANT TO sleep in our bed ever again (we made him though, on many occassions, LOL, because we missed him or he was sick or restless and we're lazy and didn't want to get up 3 times a night!)...

We'd both be shocked if Bryn suddenly started sleeping through in his big bed now!
clelkaje said…
Well I'm still jealous as your boys are gorgeous and lovely and goddamn you for having the potential of 5.5 hours sleep in a row. Of course I don't expect sleeping through, that's just unnatural and stoopid and of course you would miss that cute cheeky monkey giving you smoochy wake up kisses :) actually has he stopped weeing on the bed when he wakes LOL?!
Sif said…
Hahahaha! So funny you remember him doing that, I'd forgotten! Yes, he did finally stop peeing on our bed first thing, or rather we got very good at sensing him reaching for his penis to pull it out of his nappy!

Bryn has been really easy on us, wrt sleep deprivation. There were about 8 months there where he was feeding all night and it was driving me crazy, but at least he stayed in bed, so I could doze.

Luey was our sleepless children. He never slept! Well, he did sleep, like 4-5 hours a night, broken sleep. Then when he was 18 months old he started wanting to get up and play in the middle of the night, so that I'd get 2 hours broken sleep all night. I nightweened him just before he turned two. Compared to Luey, Bryn has slept "like a baby"...
Jayne said…
ooh look at him, he looks so cheeky and proud of his new bed :)

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