Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sleepy Head

We’ve noticed for some time now that when ever we wake Little One he is less than pleased.  If he doesn’t wake up on his own he is NOT a happy camper.  When I get him ready for school in the morning he is typically cranky and fusses at me about every thing that I do; from brushing his hair to helping him with his clothes to asking him about breakfast.  Frustration is ALWAYS in his tone when he responds to my questions and he hits me with his classic anger face.  The face is SO cute and it takes everything in me to not laugh and kiss which I’m sure would just make him angrier.

The funny thing about him not being a morning person is 9 times out of 10 when it’s time for him to go to bed he protests.  There used to be crying but for the most part now he just goes after voicing his dissatisfaction.  Our response is always the same… “Baby, you know you’re going to be sleepy and cranky in the morning if you don’t get your rest.”

Fast forward to Monday morning.  He again has expressed to us that we are NOT letting him get enough rest.  Me and Hubby look at each other in disbelief.  This little person acting as if it’s OUR fault that he’s tired in the morning.  So the solution…we bump his bed time from 8:30 to 8:00.  Of course this brought tears, complaints and his best attempt at bargaining the first night.  He wakes the following morning with no crankiness;  a little groggy but with tons of silliness.  That’s a good sign.   That night at bed time he was asleep in just a few short minutes with his head buried under his pillow like an Ostrich (Hubby's words..Lol).

I’m thinking moving the bed time was a good idea.  We’ll have to continue to monitor it and see how it goes.  It’s just funny to me that he’s so little and has a preference about what time he wakes in the morning.  He’s so cute….I love that little guy.

6 comments:

Jameil said...

I need to give myself a doggone bedtime!! LOL

The Goddess said...

@ Jameil..Lol. I would say I do also, but I've gotten so much sleep lately and it seems like its not enough.

mrstdj said...

Ha ha @ him scolding ya'll!! Love it! Getting little people on the right sleep schedule is serious business and harder than I ever imagined.

The Goddess said...

@Mrstdj, It's funny how much better he is in the morning now that we've changed his bed time. What's even funnier is by time he gets home he is EXHAUSTED. I guess my poor baby really was needing that extra sleep. I wish you could have seen his mad face...I'm really going to have to catch that on camera...it's adorable. Lol

Ladynay said...

Now yall know little man got big business to deal with in the morning and yall messing with his sleep! *giggle*

Glad the extra 30 mins is making a difference so far hun!

The Goddess said...

@Lady. That was funny. LOL. He does act like he has tons of stuff going and school is just the greatest thing ever. Which is great. :) I do want to make sure he gets the right amount of sleep for his little body. Now if we can just keep him from getting sick. He was sick last week and then got sick at school yesterday. ARGH!!!