But, this post isn't about those. This will probably kill the male child in the years to come - I can just hear the "Moooo-oooom" now. See the roll of his eyes in total, humiliated disbelief. And I know it's not a big moment for him.
But, tonight...he has his own room! We put his bed down in the playroom - which, for the time, will be a combination bedroom/playroom. They'll have to keep it clean - much cleaner than they have been. I spent all day cleaning it. Both kids helped too. There's still lots of stuff crowding my dining room and kitchen to put back, but at 8 pm I was done. And we hadn't eaten dinner.
Bedtime, he went in and got into bed...and went to sleep! No more talking or yelling at them to be quiet. I was a bit worried about Jae, but she went to sleep fine too. I think this is going to work out really well. Not so much a huge step for them..but for me it seems like it. It just feels like a milestone.
And we're getting him out of the pull ups he still wears at night. I'll have to start waking him up at night. I was a bit nervous, but tonight went well. He's in bed, fast asleep again.
At last, I have peace when the kids go to sleep.