Interrupted napping – that’s the way to go
I didn’t make it today. I mean getting up at 6am, just so ‘Timan’ isn’t going to have problems napping at 1pm. So much about getting back to our schedule. 😦
But we were in town this morning. The town is actually rather a big village, is called Victoria and is the only town in Paradise. We are doing this for a change of scenery, for ‘Timan’ to ride the bus, for me to get a cappuccino and for both of us to check out what’s new in the shops. We did a lot of walking and my ‘perfect’ son complained only towards the end. That’s very unusual but I guess he was in a real good mood today. He was quietly sitting on my lap for 45 (forty-five!) minutes, waiting at ‘Careless & Useless’ until it was our turn.
After we got home we had lunch and I put him to bed so he can take his nap and … and … and …
… finally he fell asleep on his own around 1:45pm – not bad – just to wake up again at 2pm, crying, calling me, and pushing me away at the same time. Quite confusing. I managed to get him back to bed, he pushed away from me, rolling himself to the other side, grabbing some big pillows and just lay there. I stayed until his eyes were slowly closing and he fell asleep again.
A sigh of relief escaped my mouth. ‘Ok, good enough for today’ I thought while I tiptoed out of the room, trying not to make any noise at all. ‘If he stays like this for one more hour I’m done with my work, perfect.’ And guess what? Around 3:30 he was shooting out of the bedroom, all giggles and smiles and asked what was causing the noise outside (somebody was cutting the grass).
It’s not the first time he wakes up and is dosing off again in the afternoon. He actually did this a couple of times last week.
Maybe his mind is busy while he’s sleeping, maybe he’s dreaming about the many new things sees every day, maybe he wants to play, is too tired but keeps thinking about playing nevertheless, I don’t know. But for now this interrupted napping is the way we go.
And that’s still much better than not napping at all :-).