Yesterday, as expected, saw the arrival of the Big Bed!! (Although it isnâ€™t actually that big but, compared to Isabel, itâ€™s pretty big!)
So, Mummy spent about an hour putting it together and putting the bedding on (which had proved to be quite an event in itself with both sets having to go back to be exchanged because there were bits missing!) and just as the last of the poppers were being done up on the duvet cover, fairy footsteps could be heard stomping up the stairs! As soon as Isabel saw it, she shot over and jumped in â€“ we took this, and her refusal to get out even for chocolate, as being a good sign for later on when we would actually want her to be in it!
Two or three trips up the stairs to see her new bed ensued during the course of the day until eventually it was time for bed! As predicted, because she could get of bed she did but it wasnâ€™t as bad as we had thought â€“ she was in and out whilst Mummy was collapsing down the travel cot (with the occasional shout of â€œOh no Mummy, tent broken!â€ coming from the Girls room!) but once that had happened and we had obliged her by bringing some milk, she settled down for the night. Trips in to deal with Molly during the night found Isabel at all sorts of angles but she still slept through until 7.25 this morning â€“ Mummy was doing her best to stay in bed as long as possible so was listening to what was going on but refusing to get out of bedâ€¦â€¦..until Molly started to cry! Once in the Girls room it was discovered that Isabel had got out of her bed and had gone and climbed in with Molly â€“ which would probably have been fine had Molly been awake when she did it!
So we are hoping that things continue to go smoothly and that we donâ€™t have too much trouble getting her into, or persuading her to stay, in bed â€“ now if we could just persuade Molly to sleep through the night, weâ€™d be laughingâ€¦â€¦â€¦