Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The (Just A Bit Past) Dawn Of A New Day

Toddlers must really hate blinds. I say this because our toddler has wreaked havoc on ours. He has broken our kitchen and living room hanging blinds beyond repair. And he absolutely destroyed the Venetian blinds near his crib in his bedroom. They look like a giant beast tried to eat them and gave up halfway through.
If we weren't quite as destitute as we are, we might replace them. But since we anticipate moving perhaps as soon as the new year, we're waiting until we have to replace them to appease our landlords. However, the situation in Stellan's room has become untenable. As you may be aware (especially if you're an astrogeek like me), as we move toward summer solstice, the sun rises about 2 minutes earlier each day. And in Stellan's room, since there (functionally speaking) are no blinds, he's up and at 'em to greet the rising sun enthusiastically a little earlier each day. We have been less enthused.
So last night we decided to take matters into our own hands. We took down the partially masticated blinds, bought a shower curtain rod and hung some old bed sheets up. The result this morning was dramatic. We got to sleep in about 2 hours later than normal. It has been a great day!

4 comments:

michelle said...

I fully plan on using blackout shades for my child. I will also admit to hanging a curtain so my husband sleeps in later, too...

Congrats on being well rested!

Brandy said...

Wow I will totally keep that in mind for my soon-coming toddler days. You guys are smarties!!

Karen said...

Even our in good condition blinds aren't enough to keep my kids waking up at 6:30 this morning. As soon as there is light out side I hear, "Mom, the sun is awake and that means it's time to BE awake." Grumble grumble...I may just have to try your method.

Belle of the Blues said...

We have bite marks in our blinds, too. And Soren is still way too destructive, adn he's three. When will it ever end? Ha. Glad you found a good solution!