Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Movie Night

We have been thinking of ways to get Brice to sleep in later. One theory we had, was that he was hungry early in the morning, so we tried getting him as full as possible before he went to bed. Nope - 5:30 still. Next theory...he goes to bed at 7. We thought maybe a later bedtime would help. So, last Saturday, we decided we'd have movie night. Rule #1 for the next movie night - don't tell him quite so early in the day. As soon as we said something about movies, he went and got all his favorites, and had a stack about 6 high of movies he wanted to watch. Thankfully, he forgot about it after a little while.

During the afternoon, we went and picked out a new movie - Charlotte's Web - he loves farm animals, so this was an easy choice. We then wore him out at a grand re-opening shindig at our local Lifeway Christian Store. They had a huge inflatable slide that Darren took him down once...after that - he was all about it...I swear he went down it at least 15 times.

Rider decided he would rest during the concert put on by our friends' band Pocket Full of Rocks.

So when we got home, we ate some dinner and then movie night began. Rider even got to participate a little before he went to bed.

Brice when we started the movie and he saw the pig...unfortunately, you can't see that he is jumping up and down saying "pig, pig".

We rounded out the evening with milkshakes and fruit snacks. Brice had a great time - he didn't sit through the whole movie, but he got to stay up until 8:30 anyway, playing with his new car from Grams.

And no, he didn't sleep any later...still got up at 5:30. Needless to say, his bedtime will remain 7pm. :)


  1. I vote for the 7 bedtime. If staying up later doesn't work then I'd put him to bed at 7:00 too. Someday he'll be a teenager & you'll be bombing him out of bed. . . . guaranteed!

  2. Apparently, trying too hard to get something to happen doesn't work. Look at Taylor for instance. We tried and tried to get him to eat and that didn't work. So, I quit worrying about it. Now, he wants to eat everything all the time. So, yes, it may drive you crazy that Brice gets up so stinking early, but maybe you should ignore the door banging like you did the crying in the middle of the night. He'll eventually "get it." Good luck.