Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Snapshots from Every Day Life

Remember the "smoke detector" incident?'s still pretty fresh in our minds as we continue to experience nap and sleep issues with our youngest. (I think it's been something like six weeks...not that I'm keeping track or anything) At least we've been able to get him to stay in his bed but we have to promise, cross our hearts, and pinky swear, that we will not leave the office, which is located across the hall from his room. And last night, for the first time, he slept in his own bed until which time he came screaming and running down the hallway into our room. Sigh... Interestingly, he shares a room with his brother and you'd think that being with someone else would comfort him. But as we leave his room each night he'll plead, "but I need somebody to tay with me." After a few nights of this, his brother said to him, "I'm with you! I'm not a nobody! I am somebody!" You gotta love that logical response from a five year old! Alas, it was of little we looked for other solutions... One of them, which lasted about a week, was to provide him with some ear coverage to muffle any sounds. I'm pretty sure my ski headband (meant to keep one's ears warm when skiing) didn't do much to cut down on sounds but it seemed to ease his fears for awhile. I couldn't help sharing how darn cute he looks sleeping with that giant headband around his head! And if it fell off in his sleep, he woke up and put it back on! Talk about having a hard time not laughing as he stumbled into our room in the morning, bleary-eyed, sporting major bed head, and that thing wrapped around his little ears...precious.
He's given up the headband...probably a good thing as he'd most likely lose weight from how much he'd sweat with it on his head in the heat of summer, which BTW may never arrive here in rainy New England...I think this global warming thing is a scam because this afternoon I could see my breathe June...but that's a topic for another blog post... Ah, I hear the sounds of my weeping little one now so I'm off to do my motherly duty and comfort him...may he once again, one day, return to his normal sleeping habits...


Andrea Scoville said...

Kim, I feel for you! I have 9 and 6 year old daughters. Last night when we were putting them to bed my husband said to the 6 year old "see you at 2". NOT funny honey! And there she was this morning lying between us :(
I am SO looking forward to 1 night of sleep this next weekend. I hope you are too!

Julie Masse said...

That is a priceless picture!! He will so LOVE that someday!! :)

Perky Nihilist said...

What a sweet picture and I'm glad you have the story preserved.

Hopefully he'll get back to sleeping soundly again soon.

Happy 4th of July weekend :-)

Suz said...

What a sweet photo & a memory not to be forgotten.

I love your cards - You are so talented

Beth Norman said...

Ohhhhhh, he's so cute. I'm a sucker for a little boy with a soother--my son always had two of them in his hands at all times. I'm surprised to hear the fire alarm issue is still a prob. Sending big hugs.