Since Paul has been deployed life has been crazy and hectic for us as a family. I am one person being dragged a hundred different directions at thousand miles an hour. One thing I count on is sleep. I know it is a commodity . I truly need at least 6 hours of sleep a night otherwise my body is thrown. You know life being sick but I know what I have to do to take care of me. Well apparently Nathan has other plans. He has reverted to being an infant. It is one thing not being able to sleep once in awhile but days upon days.
So I was talking with my friend Allie who lives near Boston. She was telling me about a wall friend she bought for her daughter. I believe she got Cinderella. She said how much Ashlyn loved it. So I go on the hunt for this Wall friend. We find Olaf online at Kohl’s.
He lights up and he talks. Amazing. Put in the cart and ordered. I wait for what seems ever and a day to see if this is going to allow me sleep. I can only take so many nights of him in my bed with me. He turns into the Karate Kid. The constant wake ups of please tuck me in. Dude I already did this 900 time. Just let me sleep. I swear to you by the 500th time of him coming in for the night I turn into the mega beast from hell and must look the exorcist with how crabby I am. True story.
So Saturday night I load the kids up to go get chicken noodle soup because I am feeling like death done over. A package. They didn’t even ring the bell to tell me there was a package. Well toss that sucker in the house until I can get home. Get home and Nate sits on the couch with his brother and passes out. Ok they sleep downstairs together and I get 8 hours sleep. Thanks for the break Blake. Sunday I wake grab my cup of coffee and go look at how Olaf is installed.
You need 2 aaa batteries of course not included. Shit do I have any of those. Whew thank god I do. Put those suckers in. You need small Philips head screw driver for the remote. Cut all the damn ties for Olaf free him and the test line. Open up his back. Score he has the AA batteries already installed. I used thumb tacks for him to rest on for the wall. Stuck those suckers in the back and pushed him on to the wall. Easy Peasy. Don’t tell Paul I used his tools.
So we get our bedtime routine down. I show Nathan how to do the remote for to make Olaf light up and talk. He is giggling. I stay awake a few hours late still no Nate in my room. I tip toe to his room. He is passed out holding the remote. I go curl up into my bed and drift off to sleep. I am up early the next morning still not feeling all that well. The kid slept for 13 hours. That is right 13 hours. I got 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep. We are now almost a week in and am still sleeping great. Nathan is sleeping great.
If you have issues with kids and sleeping. Go invest in the Wall friend. I am telling you it has made a world of difference. He did stir last night and kind of whimpered in his sleep. Next thing I hear is Olaf talking with Nate giggling. He never came into say he was scared or had a bad dream. He hit the button 3 times and all was quite again. If I could find the inventor of these toys I would kiss him.
Great Gift for the holidays
Disclaimer: I have not been asked to share or review this toy.