Sunday, 17 August 2008

Baby Control

A few days after our daughter Kara had her baby, her husband had to go out of town on business. Kara needed some help and we really really wanted to be with her and the kids, so we brought them all out to West Virginia while he was gone.
The house is lively to say the least.
We have 3 adults and a 20 and 18 year old and two 15 year olds and a 4 and 3 year old and two 1 year olds and a newborn.
Everything has been running fairly smoothly except for the morning. The one year olds decided that they would wake the household up at around 6am by yelling loudly. That was not popular with the rest of the house surprisingly.
After several mornings of this, Kara and I agreed to just let them cry it out and even though it might wake everyone else, we wouldn't get them up. Kara's daughter Scarlett would lay on the floor and put her lips under the crack of the door and cry. Our one year old would alternate between yelling "Moooommmmie" and knocking as hard as he could on the door. We all lay awake listening to the racket for several days.
The pay off finally came and we now can count on quiet until after 7.
Next project....whining.


jblieu said...

You could have put them in the kennel in the laundry room with Whit - it worked for him.
You should get a picture of Scarlett putting her lips under the crack of the door. It sounds very funny.

justjuls said...

Good luck with that!
When you figure it out do you think I could come to Grandma Kate's No Whining Boot Camp? :)

Shasta said...

Too cute!! Dwayne says the kids are so adorable and the picture he sent of Kara's new addition was just precious!

Who are we training out of the whine?? Because I know I could use some work on that as well.

April said...

Oh! Yes, sign Ella & me both up for the "No whining boot camp too!" When does it start? =)

Emily said...

You're a good mama/teacher for your daughter. Some mama's are just too wimpy. :)

KarenW said...

That's quite a houseful! Glad to hear your efforts were successful.