Saturday, January 15, 2011

Operation Three Amigos

Lately Bradley has been an extremely restless sleeper.  He's waking up several times a night, and in the process, waking up everybody else in the house too.  It was this restlessness that prompted Operation Three Amigos.

Ever since Christmas, Bradley has been inseparable from Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jessie, or I have fondly begun to refer to them, the Three Amigos.  These action figures are not your typical cuddly stuffed animals that you'd want to snuggle with in bed- except that Bradley has insisted on sleeping with them ever since he got them.  Convinced that these hard plastic toys were contributing to the sleep problems of my son, I did what any sensible parent would do... I hid them!!!

When we're getting ready for bed at night, I sneak Buzz, Woody, and Jessie into Bradley's stuffed animal bin, and bury them, so they're out of sight, out of mind.  And guess what?  Coincidence or not, it's worked!  Bradley's been sleeping better, and he hasn't even noticed that the Three Amigos are mysteriously absent from his bed.

Confession:  okay, so once in the middle of the night this week he woke up hollering for Buzz and Woody.  In an effort to get Bradley to be quiet and go back to bed, I did fish the cowboy and the space ranger out of the toy bin rather quickly- flung them onto the bed is probably more like it- and this sleep-deprived mama went right back to bed.  But for the most part, Operation Three Amigos has been wildly successful!

1 comment:

MamaB said...

Thank goodness you came up with "Operation 3 Amigos" as I was getting a little tired of hearing Sheriff Woody say "Howdee Partner" in the middle of the night and seeing Buzz's lights going off and on like a stop light. Operation--SUCCESSFUL!!