While Mr Messy was out meeting his competition judging committee this morning, me and Little Prince dismantled and rebuilt Princess Lollipop's cot in our room. Little Prince was very patient and listened to all the instructions very nicely and was a great help, I was very proud of him. Drama Teen was supposed to have been part of the judging committee, but decided to have a lie in instead - typical teenager! So she looked after Princess Lollipop, while me and Little Prince engineered the cot. When we got down they were both playing on Mario Kart Wii - Princess Lollipop with a steering wheel with a wii-mote (with no batteries in) fixed in (she knows it needs the wii-mote and won't "play" without one).
Mr Messy and the committee were supposed to shortlist three boys and three girls for the final test photoshoot, but the standard of entries were so high they have only narrowed it down to over a dozen each of boys and girls! They will meet again one evening in the week to have another try at narrowing it down again.
At the moment Drama Teen and Little Prince are having a competition to see who can get most points on a four race Grand Prix. Little Prince doesn't handle being beaten very well at all and is getting very frustrated and stroppy about the fact that he is coming last. He was doing so well before and is now back to being angry and raging, it doesn't take much at all to send him over the edge!
Tonight we'll see if me and Mr Messy can get some more sleep with Princess Lollipop in her cot beside our bed, instead of taking over our bed - for the smallest person in the bed she takes up the most room!! When we rebuilt the cot we left off one of the sides (after checking it was stable without installing the side!) and fixed the mattress so it is the same height as our bed. Hopefully this will make it easier to comfort Princess Lollipop during her nightly wakings, and let me and Mr Messy sleep more comfortably. Wish us luck this is the last of a long list of things we have tried to help us all get more sleep!!