Saturday, January 21, 2012

Cole pretty much doesn't nap any longer, but there are days he needs one.  Problem is he fights against the idea of laying down with mom in bed or going to his room.  But if I can encourage him to even sit a minute or be still and silent, this is what inevitably occurs.

Sleeping at the top of the stairs waiting for mom to come out of her room.

Sleeping in front of the desk waiting for mom to write an email.  

Notice these two both occurred while "waiting" for mom.  This oddly enough is a new tactic I've found. If I tell him to be good and quiet for five minutes, then we will go outside or play a game, or something. This calms him and even to my surprise, enables him to fall fast asleep, usually in a matter of 2 or 3 minutes!

These are getting less often, but for a child that never fell asleep anywhere but his bed, these moments astound me and make me want to cuddle up right next to him too. :-)

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