Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sneaky Bug

When I came to Pennsylvania to visit family I brought our video monitor with me. I am glad that I did. The little bugger is getting too smart for his own good.

Since we started doing our own version of sleep training, he has been AWESOME (knock on wood) at going to bed and taking naps. He went from napping 20 minutes 3 times a day to taking two hour to two hour naps. He's not on a schedule, but I just do a better job of watching his cues.

ANYWAY. Sometimes, Bug is overtired. When he gets overtired, he WILL NOT SLEEP. He has figured out a sneaky way of getting out of a nap. Example: Today.

Today he was really grumpy and tired. I put him into his bed and tucked him in for his afternoon nap. He didn't make a peep. When he's over tired, usually he cries a little for a minute or two. Nope. Nothing. I walked out of the room and turned on the monitor.

There, on the screen was Bug staring at the door. Not saying a word. Next he grabbed his Mr. Frog (pacifier and played with that for a while) then he walked around his crib and knocked on the wall. He played with his Elmo, and after about 20 minutes he started to cry the cry he does when he wakes up from his nap.

Nice try Bug. Nice try. He did end up taking a nap.

He's getting smarter by the day. I'm in trouble.

1 comment:

  1. I sure wish I had a monitor like that when mine were little. I can only imagine the shenanigans that went on during "nap time". I figured as long as they were quiet and I got a little quiet time, that was OK. If they were still fussing around (not crying and upset) after about an hour, then nap-time was over and I could look forward to them going to bed a little earlier that night. It all works out. The overtired thing is no fun, and sometimes unavoidable.