Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Art of Sleeping

Parker refused to get out of his swing. (I'm learning that sometimes he can have his way!)
So I let him sit in it while James and I filled the purple elephant pool with freezing cold water.
I let James supervise the filling of the pool to check out the swinging baby.
And there he was sleeping holding his bunny.
The neighbors got a good laugh!
He slept there for 45 minutes!
Hmmmm....maybe this will be his new nap hangout!

I don't like the kids falling asleep in the car.
It's a real pain to move them out once we arrive home.
They usually wake up mad and think they slept for 3 hours when in fact in was for 8 minutes.
To keep them awake in the car I use different methods like:
I talk loud and say things like:
"Look at the motorbike!" (there is not one in sight so it keeps them looking for awhile...)
"O! Look did you see the cow?" (again, no cow in sight!)
Or I'll tell them, "Stay awake! Don't fall asleep. Please....keep your eyes open!
I'll blare the music from the Juno soundtrack. It works magic!
I also perform stunt driving...taking a corner with a touch more speed and purposely hitting a pothole (don't tell the hubby that one!) to keep them alert!
I can proudly keep them awake HOWEVER the other day, James fell asleep before I even was aware that he was nodding off!
So upon arrival at woke him up and told him to walk straight to his bed.
I got Parker out of his car seat and when I entered the house there was James.
Passed out on the floor!
He was right out.
I took the crane (aka: my arms) to lift his heavy body (42lbs) up and brought him to bed.
A good nap was had by all!


Teri said...

those are both adorable pics and stories. kids are funny sometimes! they sleep in the strangest places. jake fell asleep in his exersaucer when he was a baby but that's probably my only weird place (unless you count the highchair in a restaurant).

gaudlep said...

When Richard was a baby he fell asleep on his potty. I thought that was pretty funny too. Joanne, I really enjoy the pics and the quick reflections. Thanks for your humourous look at life. Love Nicole

petite gourmand said...

that's hilarious!
and sooo cute!