Tag Archives: sleeping

Daylight Savings

Eventually she sniffled herself to sleep while I reflected on how, even though I am theoretically the adult, I still make some shoddy parenting choices–like getting into a battle of wills with a 3-year-old over whether she can get out of bed to retrieve a tissue. I wondered if I had done permanent and lasting damage to her young psyche.

My Son’s Superpower

I’ve discovered that my son has a super power. All summer, the little guy has been sleeping well. He’ll be out for eight or nine hours, wake up for a bottle and then go back to sleep for two or three more hours. Plus he still naps a couple times per day. It’s been great. […]

A Poem at 11:17 pm, One Week Before Christmas

Little boy All dressed in red Won’t you rest your weary head? Won’t you close your eyes and sleep? (I’m so tired I could weep.) Then you say, “Ah da da da,” And I’m glad that we had ya.

Wake Up!

I know most new parents are concerned about getting their kids to fall asleep, but at some point you’ll wake up after five or six hours and have a mini heart attack when you realize junior hasn’t stirred (then you’ll look at him so intensely that he wakes up and looks at YOU like, “Why […]