Tuesday, July 17, 2007

PARENTS TAKE FIRST BATTLE

Monday night's battle began a little later than anticipated. Mother and Father gave the "last kiss and tuck-in" followed by lights out at 8:30 p.m. Just a minute later, Laurel opened fire. "I need to go potty, Mommy." Now Laurel had been informed that Mommy was not coming in again tonight. So Daddy came in to take her to the restroom. Or course, crying ensued. The tantrum continued through the trip to the potty and back into the bedroom. She was placed in bed and only tried to come out one more time. Brad scooped her up, didn't say a word and put her back in bed. The crying finally stopped at the 33 minute mark. While to some this may seem like a long time, the Cupits say they had prepared for longer. "The real test will be how things go tonight," said Maren in an interview on Tuesday. The Cupits appreciate all the well-wishes and prayers said on their behalf. Additional strength and perseverance are necessary in trials like this one!

3 comments:

Nicole said...

I put my comment on the wrong post. I purchased one of those door knob covers at Babies R US, put it on the door, and let her find her way back to bed. I also did this b/c of my fear that she would walk out of the house in the middle of the night and we wouldn't know about it. The other option is to turn the door knob around and lock it from your side of the door. You know she will be safe and the battle will cease in no time at all. Lots of love to you. NCE

jessica and bart said...

good luck!!! just stand your ground. rome wasn't built in a day and neither is the bedtime battle won in a day.

Heather said...

OH the joys of parenthood!! Keep it up - it is always worth the battle in the end (well, as long as you win;-)