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)