Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Little extra Freedom For Rylie

Rylie sleeps in a toddler bed. We have a gate in her doorway, so when she wakes up in the morning there is no way for her to get out of her room, until I come and get her. She usually wakes up, goes on her potty, then starts playing with her toys. She also wakes up Cesalie and plays with her through the crib.

When we were on vacation all three girls slept in the same room. Rylie and Karlie were in the beds and Cesalie was in a pack n play. We never even thought about having a gate for Rylie and we weren't too concerned because Cesalie was waking up first. So, when Cesalie started crying in the morning, we would get her, bring her out into the living room, and soon Rylie would follow. Around our third or fourth morning there, Rylie woke up first and soon realized that she could just leave the room. So she quietly snuck out without waking up her sisters. She went out to the dining room and set the table for breakfast(paper products), just like I had asked her to do the day before. Then she came in our room and went right to Vince's side of the bed and told him to wake up. Next morning it was the same thing. She woke up, set the table for breakfast, then got her art supplies and was out in the living room coloring when Vince woke up and found her. The next morning. I thought I had her beat. I woke up early, went right to her bedroom, and discovered she was already gone, and so was Karlie. I went out into the living room and Rylie was out on the couch sleeping. Karlie was right next to her reading a book. Karlie said she woke up to go to the bathroom and found Rylie asleep on the couch, so she decided to stay out there with her. I wonder what Rylie must have been doing that morning, before she got so tired and fell asleep on the couch.

4 comments:

RK said...

I just love the idea of Rylie getting up and setting the table before you get up. So cool!

Nicole said...

That is precious! I love that your little girl is independent and capable like mine. HUGS

Debbie Yost said...

What a sweet story. I can just see her setting the table. She must really love the extra freedom!

mum2brady said...

How cool that she set the table and everything! Love all the things Rylie is doing - can she come and teach Brady :) or better yet - the rest of my kids LOL

What a cute girl!