Saturday, September 21, 2013

USP - Unscheduled Sleep Positions VI

Now this is a sight I like to see. If he can pass out on the carpet, he must be playing hard.

The trouble with this though, lies in the timing. I'm sure he could get a good hour and a half in, and at 11 am, no problem. But at 6 pm? It's just too much sleep, too late in the day!

Just before Godzilla turned three, Kate and I would get into it about naps. I loved getting him down around 2 and letting him sleep for two hours, then going to work. It really eased up the end of my day at home. But every day he took a nap for me, he was up that much later for her at bedtime. He was so tired and cranky, he needed the nap, and I needed him to have the nap, but then he wasn't tired at night. Eventually, his bedtime routine won out and our daily midday naps ended. So, this is what we get now from him. And even these are falling away, becoming less frequent.

So, when I find him like this, I'm happy to snap a picture and let him sleep as long as he needs. If he's falling asleep while the dump trucks are still out, he probably shouldn't be operating heavy machinery anyway!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Questioning an Involved Parent

Lets just get this over with.

I'm a dad.

I'm involved with my kids.

I encourage them to be active, eat well, be polite, go to school, ride their bikes.

Sometimes, I even put two or three of those things together.

So imagine my surprise when I get a call from my son's speech therapist saying the school doesn't want me riding my bike to school with my son, because I might be a predator or my son could get hit by a car in the parking lot.


Go ahead, if you haven't already, read that again. I'll wait.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

USP - Unscheduled Sleep Positions V

An oldie but a goodie. I think I slept more in this chair the first two years of Nat's life than I did my own bed. She was such a hard one to get to sleep. Kate and I would spend hours at night or nap time with her on our lap, often asleep, just to get her to sleep as well. Of course, she's stubborn and would just yell for hours on end if left in her bed until she made herself sick. Then when we would hold her and she finally passed out, as soon as we tried to lay her down she would wake up, ready for round two.

Needless to say, I drank a lot of coffee and walked around in a haze everywhere I went those two years.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

#AskAwayFriday 5 Questions

One of my favorite Moms on Twitter, Mrs. Penny Chevalley invited me to do some blog-hopping this week with #AskAwayFriday. Little did she know when she asked, that I can't say no to a good blog-hop! After all  who doesn't enjoy meeting new people! If you're here reading this post, you probably already know Penny, if not, go check her out at her blog; The Real Housewife of Caroline County! If nothing else, click over to see my questions for her and the answers she had for them. Also, don't forget to take a look at the other entries found near the bottom of this page.

If you don't know what you're getting here, #AskAwayFriday is all about getting to know fellow bloggers by each asking 10 random questions. Penny went easy on me and only asked 5 of the regular 10, so without further adieu, I give you her questions and my answers...