How is life going for Elliott in the “new woom”? Wonderful. The first morning he slept until 5AM, his more or less official rising time. Yesterday morning he slept until 5:30AM and might still be snoozing if dad hadn’t woken him while stumbling through the start of his day. He had a bit of a hiccup last night; he was a little restless, but more likely a response to an altered nap schedule yesterday than adjustment anxieties.
Elliott always has surprised us with his smooth transitions. I credit his mom’s dedication to properly preparing for these lifestyle changes. Before he moved into his new room, Katie made sure all of his furniture was located in familiar places and his stuffed furry friends strategically aligned to keep an eye on him. This blog is about life as a dad – for obvious reasons I speak more informed about that limb of the family tree. But I do know enough about being a mom to recognize Elliott has a great one. A couple more days of Elliott sleeping until 5:30 and I’ll have to consider her an awesome one!
We will now begin to pray that Elliott accepts daycare as willingly as he has his shift from crib to toddler bed. There is little question that the increased interaction with kids his age will benefit his social development. No offense to grandpa who worked hard most days to replicate a child Elliott’s age; I think Elliott has grown to understand the difference between a doting grandparent and childhood playmate.
As always, we are grateful that grandma and grandpa have been active this summer preparing Elliott for his new school. I think they’ve challenged themselves to help develop Kiddie Kingdom’s sharpest toddler. I have good news for them, in our eyes, they already have!