any number of things including, and not limited to, privacy, sleep, and your ability to read in bed with the lamp on.
We have finally gotten Klaas to sleep through the night the last 3 nights - with actual minimal crying. Hurrah! All we had to do was put him in Hazel's room and she has slept in our room. We tried that method since she doesn't wake up as easily as he does and she would sleep just fine once we came to bed. And without any crying it out, he slept from 10 until 7.
So now the next step is to introduce Hazel back into the kids' room and hope Klaas still sleeps through until morning.
We can do it. I know we can.
And here's another story for you. Hazel accidentally ate a glob of wasabi last night when we went out to dinner.
Jason and I were both watching Klaas at the time and then all of a sudden, Hazel stood up and started gasping. I couldn't figure out what was going on. She was chewing and crying and gasping. She couldn't talk and say what was happening. It was at that point I looked down and realized she had had an accident....all over the place. So I thought she was just surprised that she had wet her pants.
But then I saw my plate and saw that the wasabi was gone. That was when we really started getting excited. Jason jumped up to try and wipe out her mouth. Then I started giving her rice and chicken to eat. After a few minutes things calmed down a bit and she was ok.
Afterwards we just kept laughing about the whole thing, while being thankful she didn't choke on the giant piece of sushi she was also eating at the time or throw up her entire dinner.
The rest of dinner she asked before each bite whether or not it was spicy.