Friday, August 3, 2007

Yet He Refuses to Nap

I was woken this morning by the sounds of shouting and slamming doors. Upon later inquiry, Alex told me the story. Apparently he walked past Sam's room and said, "Good morning, Sam."

Then all hell broke loose.

Sam started insisting that Alex apologize for waking him up. There was some demanding of pancakes. And there was much bedroom door slamming and screaming from said bedroom.

Hours (like, eleven hours) later Sam busts out with: "Dad, I have to give you some information about waking me up." Then he proceeded to systematically start listing his points: "First of all, don't wake me up. I'll wake up by myself. Second, I need to sleep a little later..."

He had a third item, but at this point Alex interrupted him to question why Sam could wake him up in the morning, yet Alex can't wake up Sam. And I think you can imagine how it went from there.

And Sam was a little dude who would wake up at 5 or 5:30 a.m. every morning for a good year, year and a half when he was younger. I used to yearn for the days when we would have to drag our children out of bed. And while those days are not so peaceful as I imagined them to be, they are still awesome. Before you know it, I'm going to have three teenage boys trying to sleep until noon.


  1. I miss afternoon naps. Mine included. Our daughter is almost 5 and stopped napping a few months ago. Now she's up until 10pm or later and gets up with the birds.

    Running her around, keeping her busy and trying to wear her out only winds her up more.

    I think I'm going to drop-ship her via USPS to Dr. Johns for a week.

  2. Sam napped until he was almost four. Jack stopped at 2 1/2. Quinn stopped napping younger than 18 months. Good thing we're not going to have a fourth or he wouldn't nap at all.


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