Monday, September 24, 2007

Prison Escape

Someone has escaped from behind bars! And I think they're in my house!!!!

That prisoner is my 2 yr old, Ashton, and she has escaped from behind the cherry wood bars of HER CRIB! She was born with a sentence of total isolation behind bars for 12 hours a day and she served 2 and a half years of her three year sentence. But the day has come, as I knew it would. This prisoner has always had a lot of fight in her and finally, the prisoner has rebeled against the warden and won! The wardens surrendered just a few short hours ago. Oh, sweet Jesus, please keep the prisoner tamed and under control long enough for the wardens to get just a few hours of sleep.

We have always been so blessed to have two angels when it comes to bedtime. Both of our girls have always gone to sleep in their own beds very easily, without a fight. But ever since our return from Texas, just over a week ago, we have gone through HECK to get Ashton to sleep in her bed. It's been 8 nights of misery for everyone in the house! So tonight, we caved. Lexi has a toddler couch that folds out in her room, so we put some cozy sheets and blankets on it and that is where our sweet baby Ashton is sleeping tonight. Except that she's not a baby. She's two and a half and about 8 months older than Lexi was when she moved to a big girl bed. I guess we'll be bed shopping this weekend, either for a trundle to go with Lexi's bed or for some cool princess castle bunk bed or something else I thought I'd never in my life own! My girls are growing up! Fortunately, the prisoners do NOT outnumber the wardens as we have chosen to maintain a healthy one on one prisoner/warden ratio.

The prisoner will be allowed to make other sleeping arrangements on a probationary status and if she can successfully follow the curfew rules, she will be officially pardoned from her cell. But still under house arrest!

4 comments:

Becky K said...

Ashton is definitely a big girl now!! It is funny but I don't remember those years with my brother and sister....I was probably too busy trying to hide out in my room and get some sleep! Well whatever perfect bed you find for the princess/prisoner, can't wait to see it!! :)

mom2iande said...

we would have to figure out how to get it there, but i do have a daybed frame i am not planning to use when elise goes to the big bed. we know that day is coming soon. weird, like you said...ian was already in a big bed when he was the same age is elise is now and he had already given up the attachement called the pacifier or as elise calls it...."MINE". funny huh?

the day bed is grayish/white marble from dillard's and used about 3 years. my parents are storing it at their farm and just asked last week what i was going to do with it? i dunno. it is in great condition and it is free.

we are hoping to plan a trip to orlando in february hopefully.

mom2iande said...

we would have to figure out how to get it there, but i do have a daybed frame i am not planning to use when elise goes to the big bed. we know that day is coming soon. weird, like you said...ian was already in a big bed when he was the same age is elise is now and he had already given up the attachement called the pacifier or as elise calls it...."MINE". funny huh?

the day bed is grayish/white marble from dillard's and used about 3 years. my parents are storing it at their farm and just asked last week what i was going to do with it? i dunno. it is in good condition and FREE to you if you want it and can figure out how we could get it there.

we are hoping to plan a trip to orlando in february hopefully.

Mel :-) said...

Your baby is growing up mommy! ;-) It is bittersweet when your 'baby' starts becoming a big girl. I am sure Ashton will love her new bed, whichever one you choose! :-)