My Sleepy One

 

My sweet Ethan is a sleepy boy.   He can fall asleep anywhere.  He has fallen asleep while eating lunch in the noisy university cafeteria- he was actually chewing food that time.  Once he fell asleep while swinging  in the front yard.  He fell out of the swing and woke up on the ground with a not so soft landing.  He will go to sleep sometimes when he is playing ghost with a blanket over his head or hiding in one of his homemade tents.  He is two and a half years old and is still taking an afternoon nap. 

 He has recently started getting up at 3:30 in the morning so I thought I would experiment with taking his afternoon nap away for a couple of days.  The first day he couldn’t make it.  He fell asleep sitting straight up beside me in the recliner (not unusual).  He slept for an hour and a half before he even stirred.  The second day he stayed awake but he turned into Dr. Evil by 5 o’clock.  I didn’t try it a third day.  It seemed obvious that the child still needs his nap, even if he is getting up sometimes in the middle of the night. 

I don’t know how long he will willingly take an afternoon nap but I guess I should enjoy as long as it lasts.  I will also continue to enjoy taking pictures of him sleeping wherever his little body lands.

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