361 days after Jack’s birth, he slept from 7:30 pm until 7:00. Yea Jack! It was Jacktastic. And the best part is that I slept for 8.5 hours of the 11.5 that Jack was sleeping. I woke up all groggy and disoriented like I had slept for a week. I have found that Jack falls asleep without a problem and stays in bed longer if he has a minimum of 3 pacifiers. One for his mouth and one for each hand. He was even happy to pose for a photo before bedtime. (Note the novelty buck toothed pacifier. I only break that out when I can’t find three others.)
In other news, Luke was reading to me this evening and he got stuck on the word “up”. As in, “The sun is up.”
L: What’s this word?
M: Sound it out
M: What is the phonics animal for U? Urkle Umbrellafish says what? (He likes me to not remember the animal name on the first two tries.)
L: No! Not Urkle! I don’t remember the animal but U says “Yuh.” So it’s either Yup or Yoop. The sun is yup. The sun is yoop.
I know I am supposed to have him sound it out, then suggest he guess based on the picture, then only correct him if he asks for help, but instead I started laughing. I laughed until I was crying, and thankfully so did he. Then he blamed the whole thing on me, and said I told him the wrong sound.
>So instead of saying “Zup, dude?” henceforth I shall say, “What’s yup.” Good enough for Urkle, it’s good enough for me.
>Urkle Umbrellafish is as good a way to remember the U sound as any, I guess!