Friday, March 5, 2010

Awesome Possum

Happy Fatherhood Friday everyone! Be sure to check out all of the AWESOME bloggers (and a few possums :) over at

The other day Big Brother was putting on a new pair of socks (complete with treads), and pointing to them sequentially, he said, "these are awesome...possum."

I probed for a little bit more information, but all I could get out of him at that point--between the giggles--was "awesome possum."

Must've picked that one up at school, no doubt.

Lately here at Busy-Dad-E, we've been (attempting to) juggling too much--new Bab-E Brother and his 2 cronies, work, school and gymnastics for Big Brother, house on the market, closing on new house after significant water damage, packing, moving. You get the idea.

It seems like all we've done lately is send email, make phone calls (and then make 97,000 more after the closing date changed to undo the first round of phone calls), and harp at small children running around the house like cyclones, undoing hours worth of packing and cleaning in a matter of moments.

Through all of this, Bab-E Brother has provided some relief in a way we didn't think possible.

Bab-E's routines are constantly changing, but--to our amazement--Bab-E Brother has consolidated his sleep schedule.

For the past 3 nights, he's gone down about 9:30, and sleeps through the night until about 6:30.

Thanks, dude. You have no idea how much of a needed reprieve this has provided Mom-E and Dad-E.

In short, you're "AWESOME POSSUM."

Have a good weekend,


  1. WOOHOO Bab-E Brother!! That is most definitely awesome possum!

  2. I am so happy you guys are getting some sleep. That is awesome that he is sleeping that long now. Good luck with the packing, moving, and hopefully the house will sell very soon. Rosi

  3. Our 2 month old has also started sleeping thru the nights. Something her older siblings have never learned to do.

    It's the Bees Knees!!

  4. GO BAB-E BROTHER! THat is awesome! Give him a high five for me! love, aunt-e

  5. that is awesome possum indeed. sleep is always awesome

  6. @Gramm-E: Bab-E is deE man!

    @Rosi: I'm getting sleep. Mom-E has still be staying up too late.

    @Eric: Agreed. To borrow a phrase from Aunt-E, "it's"

    @Aunt-E: We will.

    @sahdpdx: Sleep is always awesome. I try to teach my kids to enjoy the fact that they still get to take naps, but they don't get it. :)

  7. When our yougest was born I worked nights and gave the wife time off to sleep when I got home early in the morrning.

    The sleep schedual is truly "Awesome Possum".