Monday, May 4, 2009

video

How did we break Youngest of the habit of yelling for us in the wee hours of the morning, requiring that one of us Pete trade bed spots with him? Months and months ago we stumbled on the idea of throwing a sleeping bag at the foot of our bed. Dude wakes up in the middle of the night now, and he finds his way to us on his own. [Now, tell me, how is it that it took me about 29 parent years to figure that out?]

Say what you will about our lazy parenting skills, at least we get a full night's sleep from now on. Pete grabbed the camera yesterday when I was hanging with the lad for a few moments well after 8 a.m. As none of us ever sleep past 7 o'clock, the fact that he was still abed nearly an hour later was worth capturing on film.

Now, if only he could have kept his eyes open for the shots

6 comments:

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Ah, sleep. Such a rare commodity when children are around!

Lori said...

K did similar thing until he was about 4. We didn;t think of using the sleeping bag technique though. Good idea.

Tara R. said...

It's actually possible to sleep past 6 a.m.? I thought that was a myth. Great idea.

gudnuff said...

We've started doing something similar, but it involves a chair. My brother's child, until the age of 14, slept on the floor at the foot of her parents bed every night. No sleeping bag, though. Now she sleeps on the floor in her own room.

Gina said...

Whatever works! :)

D... said...

I'm of the philosophy that whatever works is not lazy parenting!

Sweet photos! I'm glad Pete thought to take them.

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