Sunday, April 23, 2006

Houdini

AB's been having sleep issues lately. He used to be very good about sleeping, both during the day for naps and at night. But lately, it's been a struggle. Last night, he was up chatting to himself past 10 p.m. (after being in bed since about 8:30), and he still woke up before 7 a.m.

At naptime today, we put him in his bed and shut the door. He was crying, but we were trying to ignore him and see if he eventually fell asleep. I went to the kitchen to heat up some leftovers, and then I headed toward our bedroom with the food. I stopped in my tracks at our bedroom door: there was Angry Boy, sucking his thumb and holding on to his blanky, and leaning against our bed! It was the first time he'd ever gotten out of his bed by himself, and so I was definitely caught off-guard. It was all I could do to keep from laughing. I put him back in bed. He got out again. A few times.

He did his escape act again tonight (just once so far, knock on wood). But it's a little after 10 and I haven't heard any one-sided conversations over his monitor. I hope not to hear the pitter patter of his little chubby feet on the hardwoods until he's running for his breakfast tomorrow morning...

11 Comments:

Blogger Gina said...

At different points in their little lives, they seem to take unmitigated pleasure in throwing you for a loop in the sleep department.

And conversing with himself until 10? I say you might have a future trial lawyer on your hands. ;)

11:07 PM, April 23, 2006  
Blogger kenju said...

When you-know-who's sister was first in her "big girl bed", we had a devil of a time keeping her in her room. We had to install a baby gate on her door, figuring it would keep her in without making her feel closed in. It worked, although many a time I found her asleep on the floor by the door.

1:48 AM, April 24, 2006  
Anonymous Lisa V said...

It's just a damn shame that someone would call child protective if we shackled an ankle to thier bed frames. Scruffy is pulling this all the time lately, EARLY in the morning. But before he comes to our rooms, he visits all his sister's rooms. Then comes to ours, so at 5:45, I'm not only waking up too early, but I have all these cranky children threatening to kill a 4 year old. I'm thinking of letting them. First I have to figure out how much jail time they would serve.

9:35 AM, April 24, 2006  
Blogger liz said...

We ended up having to set a timer for Muffin Man at naptime. Anytime he gets out of bed (except for legitimate potty needs) before the timer goes off means we set the timer back to the beginning. It works some of the time.

9:45 AM, April 24, 2006  
Blogger Nunzia said...

im sorry but that is SO cute...

11:14 AM, April 24, 2006  
Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

Baby Blue can't reach her door knob, so she just bangs wildly on the door when she wants out. I'm not sure that's any less irritating, though.

12:13 PM, April 24, 2006  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

That is hysterical. I love that he was leaning against the door with blanky, so he was clearly tired!

3:24 PM, April 24, 2006  
Anonymous Kat said...

When our munchkin moved to his big boy bed he was good to go for about 2 weeks until it occured to him that he could get out on his own. It's much better now, but we literally had to stand there and stare at him without talking to him to make sure he stayed in the bed. We were gradually able to move further an further from the bed toward the door, but it took MONTHS! He's not real hip on change.

4:36 PM, April 24, 2006  
Blogger Quinn said...

I'm with Kat, I was always surprised at how long it to DQ to discover she could just climb out of the bed anytime she wanted. For several weeks, she just yelled for us to come get her.

Now, not so much. She comes into our room to get us with a robust, "It's light!" (even when it's decidedly not.)

8:08 PM, April 24, 2006  
Blogger susan said...

Wow..this is just so not my life. When CG wakes up, she shrieks, and she never sits in her bed (or in her crib, back in the day) talking to herself. She shrieked. These days she at least gets up out of bed (mostly, but not alwasy) to come find me when she wakens. So these stories all seem to come out of some fantastic universe.

8:26 PM, April 24, 2006  
Blogger Jessica said...

My brother use to crawl out of his bed, walk into the living room with his hands over his eyes - he was certain that, if he couldn't see you, you couldn't see him.

11:02 AM, April 25, 2006  

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