Friday, December 3, 2010

Long night

Sleeping can be hard at grandma and grandpa's house.  It's exciting.  There are lots of different toys to play with and grandma and grandpa are fun and thrive on making little boys very happy.  Why on earth would anyone willingly go to bed when they might just miss out on something new and fantastic?  And Little Dog believes this to the fullest and getting him to even get into bed can be a taxing experience for a mother trying to get at least a few hours of sleep before the next day of noisy play and fighting begins.

I finally wrestled him into bed and I snuggled up next to him.  Unfortunately this wasn't enough, my little boy continued to thrash and roll.  He's strong and a his thrashing has resulted in a headbutt to my nose on more than one occasion.  I try to stay calm and speak in a soothing voice.  "You need to go to sleep.  You need to get rest so we can have more fun tomorrow.  Please go to sleep," I say almost pleading, ok actually pleading with him.
"Mama," he says using a similarly soothing voice.  "I'm not tired.  I don't want to sleep."
"You are, just close your eyes and get some rest."
"But mama, I'm nocturnal."
Freakin' fantastic.

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