He did it! Went to bed last night, did NOT get up even once. I woke to him YELLING at Summer to get him a pop tart! Nice. Hope it wasn't just a fluke and it continues tonight.
A BIG thank you to you all for support on the big boy bed saga and especially for supporting me on my "thing" that most of you knew nothing about. I cannot tell you how badly I needed my friends on this. I will say one last thing about the entire situation. There is a lot of bad things that can happen to our families. Getting our children vaccinated is an important way to keep them safe, as well as a responsibility to the community that we live in. Anyone not vaccinated is a danger to our kids and our community as a whole. PERIOD. I have taken so called "risks" and have vaccinated all my children, as I am sure most(if not all) of you have. So after making that decision, how can we possibly expose our babies to someone who chooses not to follow Doctors guidelines and refuses to vaccinate? It would be irresponsible. These people are depending on the rest of us to keep their kids safe. I am just putting it out there that even if your kids have all of their shots, they are still at risk of contracting illness from an unvaccinated child. Know who your kids play with, know if these children come into your home or are even accepted at your daycare(usually they are not accepted). And know that it only takes 1 unvaccinated child, exposed to someone who has been out of the country(even at the grocery store, as these are highly contagious diseases) to catch and spread disease that most of us think of as being wiped out. and it only takes one vaccine that was not properly stored to allow OUR children to catch this. This doesn't even bring into account mutations.
So that is it. Longer than I had planned. I felt responsible to share what I have learned on this subject over the last 2 weeks.
I have lost a dear friend over her choice not to vaccinate her son. Its gotten a bit nasty. And that sucks. Many have told me that hers is such a selfish decision that I am better off. We'll see. It just makes me so sad. The support here was overwhelming. And again, thank you. Thanks for listening to more of the story.