My daughter LOVES her sleep! In this picture above, she fell asleep while on a wagon ride at 13 months old, and CONTINUED to sleep after I brought her inside and unbundled her a bit. It was IMPRESSIVE to say the least!!
Now as a 3 year old, I still see that baby face when she’s snoozing. Though she may not nap everyday anymore, when she does, I have to employ the “gentle wake system.” This is a term coined by my husband, who believes in gradually waking up – turning on the radio, slowly increasing the light in the room, and just laying in bed. As I started the waking process shortly before dinner yesterday, she simply said, “No, mommy, no,” and waved me away eyes still closed.
In that instant, I fast forwarded ten to thirteen years, when I’m quite positive she will be a teenager wanting to sleep in until noon. I wonder if I will still be able to see that sweet, baby-like innocence in her face when she’s a teen.
Do you know kiddos who need the “gentle wake system” too? Is it just me, or do you also see your baby when your child sleeps?
- TV Time Before Bed Keeps Kids Awake Longer (mashable.com)
- Hundred-Bunches (tmandaddio.wordpress.com)
That picture is TOO cute! I’m with you, I still see my kids as babies when they sleep. Our children will be our babies no matter what their age!
Awh, thanks Anka! I like to pretend it is just the kids that age, not the parents.
That’s a sweet observation. All of my children just pop out of bed. I’m the one who needs the “gentle wake system,” but they don’t know how to deliver that to me yet. Maybe someday …
thanks! Yeah, my daughter will sometimes pop out of bed in the morning, but the “gentle wake system” is REQUIRED after a nap. Crabby pants!!