Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Sleeping Arrangements - by Brad

Elliott has been asking about having his own room lately. He gets frustrated at night when his younger brothers are goofing around and keeping him awake. Last night we decided to setup an air mattress in our music room and let him try it out. While Spencer displayed his typical silliness in the room next door, Elliott read peacefully on his air mattress until he fell asleep. I expected Elliott to wake up scared in the middle of the night wanting to go back in the room with his brothers. However, a few mintues ago Elliott woke up and told me, "I liked sleeping in my own room. It was a lot easier for me to go to sleep. My brothers just sounded like whispers because they were on the other side of the wall."

I think we have come to a turning point in our boys' lives that I thought wouldn't come until much later. Elliott is moving out of his brothers' room. He will just have to deal with sleeping by a drum set and guitars for a while.


Linz said...

I have to admit it almost brings tears for me to see him move into his own room. He can't be old enough for that can he?

Peaby said...

Wow! I'm actually impressed that you pulled off all three of them in one room for this long.