Friday, October 15, 2010

It's "Gween"!

Awhile back we were having an issue with Ty coming in our room and wanting to get up at 5am. We'd walk him back to bed and tell him it wasn't time yet. He'd stay in there for about 10 min or so, and come back in saying, "Mommy, Daddy, get up". It had been 10 minutes...surely it was time now, he thought. And we'd repeat the cycle for several days before we finally decided this wasn't just a phase.

Thankfully, one of the great benefits to Facebook, is that I could post this problem, and receive lots of feedback from other parents. One of them suggested getting the Teach Me Time clock. $50 seemed pricey, but at 5am I'd pay anything to sleep just a bit longer. So we gave it a try. And...

It works!!!!
This clock is so cool. It functions as a nightlight, displaying a yellow color. And at whatever time you set, it will turn green telling your child it's ok to get up. Of course it took some practice. At first, he'd still come in our room at 5am. We'd ask, "Is it green yet?" And he's say, "No, lello (yellow)". And we'd say, "Ok, it's not time to get up yet, go back to bed." We had to repeat the process a few times. But each night, the process was fewer and fewer. Til finally he now stays in his room until 7:00 where he bursts into my rooms saying, "Mommy, it's gween!".

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