Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fixing Issues (both website and naptime)

We interrupt this scheduled supper for an impromptu nap.
Last week, my website was down. Bob worked on it (on his week off) and fixed the problem. He found a good solution. I'm glad it was kind of painlessly fixed.

We all had Spring Break last week. Bob and the older boys were off, and Cheese Puff and I got to spend a lot more time with all of them. We enjoyed that. But Cheese Puff started to notice something this week: while he sleeps, his brothers don't.

After his first year of difficult sleeping, he's become our best sleeper. He's so easy to put down for naps and at bedtime. I put him in his little sleeping bag, give him his doggy, let him select a pacifier, and rock for about 1 minute. Then he's good to go.

But last week, we encountered issues. First off, his brothers are loud. Especially Little Elvis. Baby Plum is used to being quiet during naptime, but not Little Elvis.

In the above picture, an exhausted Cheese Puff conked out during supper. That baby loves corn on the cob, but he didn't even have the energy to take one bite.

Why didn't he nap earlier in the day? He was fighting me on that particular nap anyway, because he knew his brothers were outside playing. Right when I was about to attempt to lay him down, Little Elvis started screaming. Screaming loud enough to bother the entire neighborhood, and certainly loud enough to disturb his baby brother. Little Elvis had decided to scooter while holding a big toy, something I've told him numerous times not to do. He fell. It wasn't bad. But Little Elvis will scream bloody murder whenever he thinks he can get away with it. He fell a lot this week, and our entire neighborhood knew about each fall. Did he learn to stop scootering with toys? No.

Anyway, Cheese Puff wasn't about to go back to his bedroom after that experience. He wanted to play with his brothers.

I got him down for a nap this afternoon, but it was later than I wanted. When I first went to put him down, he started crying that he wanted to "play cars!" I let him play cars until he crawled up on the ottoman to attempt to lay down. Then, he had to take a nap. The first thing he said when he woke up was, "play cars in the playroom!" So, we did.


Blogger Ann Wyse said...

Oh dear! The nap time problem is one of my big fears about this summer (and our upcoming spring break). Trixie's sleeping gets worse the more the boys are around.

Hope you are enjoying a quiet, more restful week.

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