it seems at our house lately, we've been doing some research into what our children can sleep through. one day, during naps, kendall and his brother (saints both of them) came to take the old dumpy lockers away, but it turns out that they had to rip them apart before they could carry them effectively. and the kids were asleep and they stayed asleep through that. i was duly impressed.
then kendall's dad (also a wonderful person) came over to screw the new beautiful lockers into the wall so they wouldn't fall over and crush anyone unsuspectingly. and it was A LOT of noise, we are talking a drill through REALLY thick metal and through the wall and grating and scraping etc. and they stayed alseep.
but tonight takes the cake. we went to the fair (and i forgot the camera, can you believe that???) and it was tons of fun and the kids loved it but when we were coming home we needed to get some food with kendall's fam because we were all starving so we went to applebee's. on the way to applebee's BOTH children fell asleep but we figured they would be really hungry so it would be better to feed them so we went ahead with the plan. avery popped right awake when we stopped but ethan, in the face of shaking, loud speaking and bright lights...stayed asleep. he stayed asleep into the restaurant, he stayed asleep through dinner...i am talking DEEP sleep, he did not budge of his own volition the ENTIRE time we were out. and then we put him in the car and took him home, asleep the whole time. took his pants and underwear off, put a pull-up and pj pants on him and put him to bed...and he was out cold the entire time.
i am simply amazed. he was such a hard kid to get to sleep when he was a baby and i shed many tears over his habits but now...amazing. truly amazing. there is hope for any kid who has sleeping problems when they are young. i am pretty sure he gets a lot of that sleeping from me but some of it has to be from kendall because he fell asleep while getting his teeth drilled. true story.