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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Nights Away

I know lots of other parents whose kids have never let their kid spend the night somewhere else and probably won't until they are school-age. Not Ander. He probably slept at his aunt's house for the first time at about 10 months old. He still sleeps at one of the aunts' house or my mom's house on a fairly regular basis. Maybe once a month?

One or twice, he cried during the night for us. Only once was it a ton, and I can't remember why he was there, but it was some sort of medical reason and they couldn't call me to come get him, so they dealt with it. Now, he gets excited to stay with Aunt Jen or Aunt Wen. He thinks it's pretty cool.

Last night, he stayed at Jen's house. I had a client appointment near my house at 6:30 p.m. Alan had to cut the grass (way overgrown) and we needed to grocery shop. This morning, I had a doctor's appointment that I could take Ander to, but I really didn't enjoy the thought. And he read (actually, listened to) 25 books for the library this summer, so he was invited to the Book Party today, and his Aunt Wen wanted to take him. All in all, it seemed like a good night to crash at Aunt Jen's. (Aunt Wen's hubby had his tonsils out yesterday, so Aunt Jen it was.)

There's a major upside. When I go into labor, Ander will likely just think it's a normal night at the aunt's house.


1 comment:

Frog said...

Tad has spent the night out too. I believe he was just a couple of months old at the time. That was weird!! He probably doesn't do it as much as Ander, but I think it's a good thing to do. Burnell's sister and brother in law really LOVE having him over!!