Thursday, August 23, 2007
Thankful for Sleep
Kyle turned three in May. He still sleeps ten to eleven hours a night and if we are home and put him to bed, he sleeps two to three hours in the afternoon. Every day that we are home. Now we are in that golden period, in that if he misses his nap because we are out and about, he doesn't completely lose it. However, this summer, he's been a busy little boy, and on a few days when he didn't nap, he decided to create his own opportunities to catch some Zzzzz's.
Last month we went to the children's museum with friends. They had been at our house that morning and were pretty active for a couple of hours. Then he was very active at the museum for two hours. We had an early dinner (around 3:3opm), and after he ate, he fell asleep right at the table!
When we were on vacation, at the end of a long day sightseeing and at the aquarium, after just a couple of minutes amidst a big-screen experience of the Shark IMAX movie--he slept.
Another day on vacation after a big day out, he took the standard car nap.
After another active day with friends over, he and Amanda were watching TV in the basement while I was getting dinner ready, and she alerted me to this:
Because my kids have always been generally well-rested, they didn't usually need to conk out if they missed a nap or two. But apparently Kyle is a busy growing boy, and indeed, I am thankful that when he needs sleep, he sleeps. When he's tired and doesn't fall asleep, this is what we get:
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