It’s hard to be tired, Friends.
If only I could make the adults charged with the care of this little human understand that he needs more sleep than he gets each night.
Turn off the video games.
Turn off the TV.
Get a warm bath and a small snack.
Grab some books, curl up and to read to him.
Let him be little.
Today he fell asleep to my reading aloud ‘Little House in the Big Woods’. I let the kids have their coats, etc to lay on as I am reading aloud. We turn off the lights and just relax. Kids BEG for this to happen each day. It’s 20 minutes of our day–and quite frankly it’s one of my favorite parts of our day. They miss it when we don’t do it.
Today he slept for an hour in that position. 60 minutes. He did not move. I checked to make sure he was still breathing.
The other kids were so so so kind. They cleared the area and just let him sleep. They used their soft voices to continue doing our math block. When he awakened, they checked to see if he felt better after he rested. (he also had carpet imprint on his little face)
He was a new man.
Tomorrow is a new day. I can bet you that given the chance he will nap again tomorrow and the day after that.
If only. Just sayin’.