…….yesterday Barry just fell asleep on the bed himself just before Jamie’s naptime, and Jamie took the hint and fell asleep next to him. They both got a good couple of hours of sleep, and both seem a hell of a lot better for it.
It strikes me as a surprisingly diplomatic solution, since anyone with an opinion on the matter can now point to this story and claim that it proves their point. Anti-CIOers can say that, you see, the problem was just about to settle down anyway, given time, and Barry should have just toughed it out. Pro-CIOers can say that, you see, this proves how wonderfully successful it was – twenty minutes of crying, and Jamie was taking his nap just fine the next day. Or, if you’re me, you can just say that, hooray, everyone is happy and we have no current worries. (Well, not about Jamie’s sleep. The house situation is another matter, but one that I will post about on another occasion.)
Anyway, this being the situation, I didn’t do any CIO in the evening – we’re going away for the weekend anyway and it seemed a bit pointless to start anything now. We shall have to consider what we do next week.
Meanwhile, big weekend ahead – my grandmother is over from the States, visiting my mother, and this weekend we’re going to see her and she’s going to meet her first and so far only great-grandchild for the first time. So this looks set to be most cool. I shall hopefully blog about it when we get back.