The Millers

Kevin, Elizabeth,Isabella and Mary Katelyn Miller are above all a Kingdom devoted family. Our family exists to glorify the Lord and advance His kingdom. We are very blessed with amazing family and friends to support us in our life.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Update to all nighters..

So, I wrote the other day about Bella getting in and out of the crib all night. Well, she has continued to do this all week. We have tried everything! Her poor little hinnie has been spanked to pieces (yes, we do spank in our family) and she has sat in numerous time outs and had things taken away and had rewards systems too. Yesterday, we resorted to locking her in her room. It was quite possibly the most hillerious thing we have ever done! She knocked on the door for 40 min calling "Elizabeth, open the door" "Elizabeth, let me out", "mommy daddy, help". SHe was not crying, just demanding and appauled that we would ever do such a thing, so it was very funny. We could hear her opening the closet door just to reassure herself that yes, she still did have the ability to open the doors. Anyway, It worked last night! We went into her room after a while and put her back in bed and explained to her one more time you may not get out of the bed. She stayed in bed until 7 this morning! We will see if we can get it for 2 nights in a row. But today I got so tickled b/c she called for me again at the door when I put her down for her nap for about 20 min. She was quiet for about 15 min and I went to check on her and she was asleep in her toy basket! So funny! I did not take a picture in fear of restarting the cycle. We are shopping one last night for the big girl bed and then making a decision. I am really looking forward to putting her in a big bed! Lots of laughs with this little princess! Any other suggestions on how to handle this problem?

9 Comments:

At 8:41 PM , Blogger Angie said...

I am currently watching Super Nanny, and I think you've been doing all the right things. You go girl! You're being consistent and making her follow through, and Super Nanny says that's the #1 rule.

Me.... I have absolutely no clue, but Super Nanny knows. :)

 
At 10:24 PM , Blogger Courtney said...

Locking John in his room also worked well for us. He didn't do the knocking and calling thing, though! That's pretty funny! He just figured he was in for the night and either slept in his bed or a few times he slept on the floor! Now he doesn't have a lock on his door and only comes out if he wakes up upset or when he gets up in the morning. I hope you found your big girl bed!

 
At 8:40 PM , Blogger Jillina said...

Oh my goodness! The mental picture of Bella I have while she says Elizabeth open this door is so funny.
I'm so glad you can go through all this first and give me all the tried and true advise. I think your on the right path! Good luck and keep me updated on this.

 
At 8:46 AM , Blogger Eric & Rebecca said...

Hilarious! I guess she thought if she called you by your "real" name then you would know that she meant business! It sounds like it worked! Good luck shopping for beds!

 
At 5:47 PM , Blogger chris anne said...

that is too funny, but way to be consistent. that is the toughest part of being a parent. sometimes you start to think that giving in would be easier for the moment, but you know you will pay for it down the line. keep it up--you are a terrific mom! and bella is a terrific and hillarious little girl!

 
At 11:14 PM , Blogger Lindsay said...

it's all about trial and error and figuring out what works. way to go!!

 
At 9:37 PM , Blogger Calista said...

I just love hearing Bella stories! She is such a cutie but I know she keeps you on your toes. I know we will all be calling you for advice when our little ones move to a big girl bed. I'm glad things are getting better. See ya Monday!

 
At 12:54 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

We're currently going through a similar situation!! I think locking the door might be the next step...funny story!

 
At 9:21 PM , Blogger Summer said...

So funny. I laughed out loud. That girl cracks me up. We need to get Ava and Bella together again one of these days. We miss ya'll!

 

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