Friday, October 22, 2010

special candy + 1

We struggle almost nightly to keep Benjamin in his bed all night. Usually, by 2:00 he’s crawling into our bed. Many times it’s earlier than that. As often as I can, I try to get him back to his bed- or at least get Jeremy to get him back to his bed. When he does stay in his bed all night, he gets some of Jeremy’s special candy – candy corn (which, even though I hate it, I may have to stock up on to last us a year!).

Last night, Ben stayed in his bed ALL night. It’s actually to the point that I check on him when I get up to make sure he’s okay. I don’t sleep well past 4, if he’s not with us because I start to worry something is wrong! We were on our way home from shopping this evening, and Jeremy and I were going head over heels about how proud of him we were for staying in his bed.

Jeremy said, “You know, when you get home, you can have special candy.”

I added, “And TOMORROW you can have more special candy if you sleep in your bed again!”

Ben smiled, really big, and with a sweet voice said, “No, I’m gonna sleep in your bed tonight.”

**Bonus story**

Since I didn’t post last night because I was sick, I’ll add a little to tonight’s.

We were having the boy/girl discussion again last night. This time, my mom and sister were over. He said, “I am a boy. Daddy and I are boys.”

My sister, the instigator that she is, said, “What makes you a boy, Ben?”

I have to pause here for some background. Benjamin’s favorite Bible story is David and Goliath. He can recite most if it by heart. When he says, “Goiliath,” it’s always with a deep, growly big man voice.

Back to last night.

Cara says, “What makes you a boy?”

Ben’s response, “Goliath makes me a boy.”

If this were a sitcom, the cameras would now pan to Jeremy, who says, “That’s what I’ve heard, Ben. That’s what I’ve heard.”

Fade to black.

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