Thursday, November 6, 2008


Photo of DVD from, and a link to purchase.

If you have read my blog for any period of time, you may have realized that Kaia still climbs into bed with us to sleep on a nightly basis. Well, she did anyway, until Tuesday night.

Tuesday night she slept all night in her bed with Cinnamon. Wednesday morning, I awoke amazed to find that only Dana and I were in bed. When Kaia did wake up, I told her how proud I was of her, and so did Dana. That's when I decided to tell her about my plan that I had been thinking up.

I told Kaia that if she sleeps in her own bed for 7 nights in a row, that we would buy her High School Musical. She was instantly excited. We went to High School Musical 3 for her cousin's birthday party, and she loves it now. I also followed up with this; after earning High School Musical, if you sleep in your own bed for 14 more nights, we will buy you High School Musical 2. She was taken aback by how many days that was, but she seemed up for the challenge.

This morning, the alarm went off, and I reset it for a bit longer. I climbed back into bed, a bed that contained Dana and our cat Callie. A few minutes later Kaia came down. She didn't climb into bed though, she asked me if she could cuddle for a little bit and not lose her movie. Of course I told her yes, that she could come and cuddle in the morning, the deal was to sleep in her own bed.

2 nights down, and 5 to go. I'm looking forward to her meeting the challenge, and earning her reward! (oh and there is the benefit of Dana and I both getting a good night sleep without a kicking, squirming 5 year old in between us.)

And on a frugal note: I have 2 coupons, each one good for one free previously viewed DVD at Blockbuster. Here's praying they have her movies!


jennifer said...

I think that is a great idea! High School Musical is a good movie! Worth sleeping in her own bed for.

We saw 3 too. Loved it but some of the actors were looking a little long in the tooth to be high schoolers!

Ann Boyd said...

Way to go Kaia! And great idea Tysa! Here's to lots of sleep for you and Dana.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

I think it's an awesome idea to reward kids for accomplishing something that's hard for them to do. Way to go, Kaia! We're rooting for you and your Mom and Dad, too! :-)