Thursday, September 30, 2010

night time

will has regressed a little at night time (or in his eyes, maybe he's progressed). he's become a master at stalling bedtime, and drawing out each step along the way. he insists on using his pj's to practice his dunk shot, he runs in circles until he's so dizzy he falls down, and he insists on "brushing his teeth" himself (not a quick or thourough project).

now that he's talking more, he engages in conversation to delay things as well.

routine: pj's, brush teeth, read books, sing night night song to everyone important (tonite he sang to animal crackers or "cookie animals" - which he's only had twice in his whole life, but they left an astonding impression i guess).

in bed...

will: "no mommy leave:
me: will buddy, it's time for bed, close your eyes
will: ...will get sad"
me: you're okay buddy, you have your blankie and your bear, now nite nite
will: "mommmmmmmy....bear is a toy?"
me: hey buddy, it's time for nite nite, bear is your animal to hold when you go to bed.
will: "mommmy....(entrance)....will feel better now"
me: oh good, now go nite nite
will: " sleeping on the couch?"
me: no buddy, i'm in my room
will: " sleeping in your bed?"
me: (from downstairs) nite nite buddy...
(silence...for now...)

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I honestly wasn't expecting them to learn how to delay bedtime at such a young age. Sena is doing the same thing. More books, more songs.. and then when you finish your singing she says, "Mama, you're still singing?"