1. Michael and Natalie
    August 21, 2012 / 6:19 PM

    I'm so grateful for this post. Just knowing you have these struggles makes me feel better about the struggles I face with my kids.

  2. Plowmanators
    August 22, 2012 / 9:31 PM

    lol Natalie. I should get your number and just text you every time I have a difficult moment so I can make your day more often 🙂

  3. Sarah
    August 24, 2012 / 6:51 PM

    Val, this is SO US right now too. Jack is pretty close to McKenna in age (within a couple of weeks or so) and boy, am I seeing the testing of boundaries ALL.THE.TIME. He even asks me "What will happen if I don't ______ (fill in the blank with whatever I have just asked him to do)…I know part of this is him wanting to know for real what will happen but there are times it feels cheeky to me! I generally ask him to repeat to me what I just told him to do! Aughhhh! Anyway, we're 6 weeks into roomsharing too and I honestly think the sleep deprivation has something to do with it. I've had to allow him to nap longer with the roomsharing going on than I did before it. He has days of 2.5+ hour naps again, and often I have to wake him up around 3:30 to preserve bedtime, but he has high sleep needs, so I have to keep a running total in my head all the time! Oh well, just wanted to say that this post on three and roomsharing was a good one to read!

  4. Bonnie
    August 25, 2012 / 3:45 PM

    I saw you were thinking about bunkbeds and just wanted to send a quick note. We thought about bunkbeds for a split second but found a cheaper and more suitable alternative with a twin size daybed and a twin size trundle. I don't worry about any accidents from the top bunk and we can slid the trundle under the daybed to create more space in their room.

  5. Plowmanators
    August 29, 2012 / 5:52 PM

    Sarah–well, hopefully that means it is all normal and developmental, right 🙂 It is always nice to know you are not alone 🙂

  6. Plowmanators
    August 29, 2012 / 5:54 PM

    Thanks Bonnie! We have one of those beds, too. We have that in the "sister" room where Kaitlyn and McKenna shared. My husband ended up building bunk beds for Brayden and Kaitlyn, and it is very safe. I will have to post a picture. I grew up with the trundle thing, too. The only thing I don't like is having to put a bed away every day…but they both are fun.

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