The Connolly Family

The Adventures of Matt, Shannon, Liam & Paige

Sheetrock Thumper

For the last week or so, after being put to bed between 7:30 and 8:00, Liam has been making noise in his room until around 9:00 (or later).  By making noise I don’t mean crying or talking (or snoring, for sure), I mean putting his legs between the slats on his crib and stomping against the wall in such a way that it sounds like the world might, in fact, be coming to an end.  Any minute.  Seriously.  I’ve also been nervous about him knocking the picture above his bed off the wall and onto his face.  Tonight Matt finally had to go in there after putting him down (until tonight we’ve been trying the “ignoring” approach, with absolutely no success).  The end result is that Liam’s crib is now at least a foot off the wall.  I think this works well because his room is so spacious and I’ve been trying to figure out how to make it more cozy…


  1. Growing up my two sisters and I shared a bedroom; bunkbeds for me and my older sister and the crib for Charlie. Every night for a while Claere and I would encourage/instruct/goad Charlie into using the momentum of her body weight against the side of the crib to slowly scoot it over the the bunkbeds. Leetle teeny bits at a time. To my parents in the other room this meant little metal on wood screeching noises ever 45 seconds or so. Easy enough to ignore at first, but eventually irritating enough for one of them to get up, come into our room and chide us. My sister and I would look on with disappointment and defeat as the crib was pushed all the way back to the wall on the other side of the room. You know me well enough to correctly guess whether or not we gave up at that point….

  2. I’m not sure you’re allowed to tell Liam stories…

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