Results of my highly scientific poll reveal that exactly half of your kids slept through the night by the time they were six months old. So I suppose I will not firebomb my pediatrician's office for distributing highly inaccurate information, but I will definitely harbor a grudge, because the other 50% of us should not be made to feel like ineffective parents just because our kids are in the half that aren't sleeping through the night by six months.
And I purposely didn't define "sleeping through the night," because if you think your kid is sleeping through the night then that is reality. Four hours? Six? Twelve? If it makes you happy, it counts. For example, last night, Owen slept from 8-2 in his crib, then ate and went straight back to sleep and then I think ate again around 4:00 or so, but I'm not sure. I consider that sleeping through the night, because a) I got an entire evening to myself, b) I didn't have to be awake more than five minutes or so overnight, and c) any waking I don't remember doesn't count. Your mileage may vary.
Now, nobody won the name the play dough animal contest from yesterday. Sure, you did pretty well with the giraffe, elephant, snake, gorilla (Mia contributed the head on that one), octopus, and bunny, but nobody figured out that #2 was a lion. I mean really, people, that is obviously a lion. Yeah yeah, it looks much more like a triceratops, but it was supposed to be a lion.
Finally, do you put your kids in pajamas for naps? I don't, because dude, most days it is all I can do to get them into their beds with clean-ish diapers and faces, but I understand that some people do, so I am wondering whether I am missing some major parenting boat here.