The other night, something amazing happened.
The boys were scrappin'- Rylan screaming like a banshee, and Jaysen wishing him away to Never-never-land.
But that wasn't the amazing part...
Out of the blue, they started to get along. That wasn't the amazing part either.
They were having so much fun, that I couldn't help but join in (facilitated play, y'know). We played for quite awhile. When I liiked at the clock, it was past Jaysen's bedtime, and waaaaay past Rylan's.
I was contemplating how I was going to deal with this situation, so I did what any half-crazy mom would so...I asked my kid.
"Jaysen. I have a problem. Do you think you could help me solve it?"
"Sure I can."
"Okay. It's 9:30. It's past bedtime, and I have to get you and Rylan to bed. What should I do?"
(Thinking...thinking...) "Put us to bed!"
The kid...he is genius. "That's a great idea. Do you think you can watch a bedtime movie while I put Rylan to bed?"
"Yep." And he got his blanket and went to his room.
I started a movie for him, and began the baby-that-would-rather-eat-wood-than-sleep 's routine.
As Rylan was just settling in, I heard...
"Mommy, can I have some water? MOM-EEEEE, can I have some water?"
Ugh. Something was strange because Jaysen would rather-eat-wood-than-drink-water, but I took the bait.
I walked into Jaysen's room with water in hand (well, not literally in my hand) and noticed he had turned the movie off.
"Jaysen, do you want another movie while I finish putting Rylan to sleep?"
He shook his head no.
"Okay, I'll be in when I'm done with your brother."
"Okay Mommy, I love you." Awww. Too bad there was Mr. Scream-o-matic in the next room, so I couldn't fully appreciate this little moment.
Once Rylan was asleep, I peeked in on Jaysen. I'll be darned. He was asleep! This is the first time Jaysen has ever gone to sleep by himself. First time ever. Ever!