Update [3-20]: Here’s a pic of the finished project! The lighting is a little off; I couldn’t use the flash or I got a glare from the Mod Podge finish we used. He thinks it’s fantastic. I’m hoping the ticking doesn’t keep him up all night…time will tell!
For the past month or so, Noah has been getting up way too early. He used to consistently sleep in past 7, which meant Mama could too, but lately he’s up shortly after 6. Did I mention Mama is not a morning person?! Every morning, he literally runs into my room calling, “Mama, wake up, wake up, Mama!” Which is followed by a flurry of elbows, knees, and pats to my head as he attempts to rouse me from dreamland. The result? We’ve started working on telling time. I tell him that wake-up time is at 7:00, so until he sees a seven in the first spot on the alarm clock by my bed, Mama gets to keep her head on the pillow. He’s less than thrilled about it, but he complies. He perches on the edge of the bed and waits for the seven, watching like a hawk and talking the whole time. “Dat’s a six. Dat not a seben. Mama asleep. Mama wake up at seben. Six-three-one. Dat not a seben….” and so on. On Wednesday, Grammy got him a wooden wall clock kit at Target. You paint it yourself, then add sticky foam numbers, hands, and a clock mechanism. Noah was excited because it meant he got to paint. Mama is excited because hopefully when all is said and done, it’s one more way I can get him to wait for “seben.”
Tonight, we started phase one of the painting. Tomorrow he wants to add polka dots, and of course all the stuff to make it look and work like a clock. On the plus side, tomorrow is my one day to sleep in and let Daddy handle wake-up duty. God bless Sunday!