Friday, September 24, 2010

Have you heard??

Caden is now sleeping outside of a crib! Yes, you read that correctly, he has been in a crib for almost 8 years. The other day I got sick of looking at the crib and decided to take it apart. We had tried leaving the side of his crib down with a step stool next to it in the past and it didn't go so well. I'm not sure what made me think he was ready this time but I had a feeling it might be ok (that, and Heather told me to suck it up and give it a go). We put his crib mattress on the floor and his blankets and special things on there. When he got home from school he did this adorable, arms-up shrug and said, "Where my bed went?" I showed him the pieces on the front porch and he really was ok with it (he tends to get upset about big changes in his normal, so I was a little apprehensive about it). Yes, he gets out of it from time to time and bugs Declan or whatnot, but I have come to a stunning realization that I tend to underestimate Caden. I truly don't believe he is capable of certain things and by doing that I am setting him up to fail. His teachers believe in him. More than I do at times! So I said enough. I'm believing in Caden. I'm trusting that he and God will work things out and that he will show me what he can do. And so far, they're making a great team!

5 comments:

Myssie said...

That is awesome! I hope that Caden adjusts and loves his big boy bed!! Tell him I said "Hello, Hello"!!

Kerri H said...

Aweome Caden! Logan loves his! Kind of weird how Logan's bedtime routine changed just before kindergarten started..sometimes I underestimate Logan too..I tend to not want to push him when I know I should..but I'm afraid to...I'm learning espeically this week how much more he really is capable of..I just need to push him more! They do it great at school!! So here is to believing in Caden and Logan! Hugs!

Kristi said...

yeah.... Thinking of giving a toddler bed a try for Noah..

Cindy said...

Sounds like it's a common theme...we all underestimate our kids. Sometime I wonder who is the special needs one in our family.

Kelly said...

Way to go Caden! Kelly F