I am having doubts we are ever going get Torben out of our bed. While this is fine now, and I find it comforting, it is going to be notably problematic in about 5 months (we have a back-up model due in July). We have a king bed, but since toddlers are like cats in their ability to take up most of the bed I am not sure there will be room for all of us.

We have made attempts to convince him he wants his own "big-boy" bed but he's really not having it. We have gone to Ikea to have him pick out a bed; the little bugger even happily played "night-night" in all of them, but didn't want any of them as his own. We have even tried working the competitive angle with pointing out all of his age-mates who sleep on their own. I don't know that pity or scorn are in his emotional lexicon yet, but his non-verbal responses read as some toddlery version of "what chumps".

He goes to bed relatively easily in strange places (camping, motels, in his wagon while hanging out late at a local friend's house) so a trivial change like a new bed should be no problem...but his reliably staying asleep for longer durations or getting him calmed again after a night-terror seems to require his being able to touch one of us. And he is very opposed to the idea.

Ah well. At least while he still sleeps with us we can continue to procrastinate on a bunch of childproofing stuff.

*he drools pretty much constantly while awake. This doesn't appear to be a developmental or physiological issue, and he will "swallow his slobber" if you remind him, but he soaks through shirts constantly.

From: [identity profile] points.livejournal.com

How is Torben taking to the concept of aMini-Me? Also? *HUGS!*

From: [identity profile] blue-estro.livejournal.com

Heh, he hasn't quite grasped it despite Michael's attempt to explain that mommy has a baby in her tummy; he found that *hilarious*.

When we ask if he wants a new sister or brother he enthusiastically says yes but he frequently is also is enthusiastic when asking if he wants $nonsenseWord.

This last week his daycare got an infant again. So not only is he is no longer one of the youngest ones there, but he has taken up an interest in baby-dolls and taking care of them. I think this bodes well (while also being somewhat hilarious when he runs into conflict with caring for the baby doll he is holding and sudden desire join in to other kids activities. The carefully putting the baby-doll down has always happened, but there is a clear pause as he tries to figure out the best and fastest way to meet the baby-care requirements as he knows them.)



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