Lump of Cole

Monday, November 1, 2010
I've said it before and I believe it more and more.  For kids, sleep breeds sleep just as lack of sleep breeds lack of sleep.  In other words, it's better to keep kids on a regular sleep cycle because they're not good at "make up" sleep.  Cole has been in a lack-of-sleep cycle lately.

This started with his cold and a night he was up a lot with 2 nebulizer treatments.  Then there were 2 skipped naps on the weekend for reasons unknown and the overall fighting sleep at bedtime.  The good thing about him being the 3rd child is that I'm much calmer when we morph into these phases.  

Last night I did my usual camp-outside his door for 5-10 minutes to assure he stays there.  I left and he came to the banister a couple times, causing me to go back upstairs and replace him in his bed with a book to lure him or music, etc.  Finally...silence.

Only when I went up to bed myself and walked down the hall to check on the kids something caught my eye in the bathroom doorway.  It was this...
A tiny lump of Cole.  I'm not sure how long he was up there hanging out before sleep finally found him, but I put him in bed and he stayed that way until morning!  The good news is that his nap today and bedtime tonight might be a sign that we're morphing back into better sleep!

5 comments:

heresthediehl said...

that is just adorable! and annoying, i know, because we've been there. hope he gets back into a good sleep cycle!

Jamie said...

What a sweet picture - I love how is butt is in the air like when he was a baby! Hope it's all smooth sleepin' from here!

suzanne said...

can you just imagine thinking to yourself that you're so tired, laying down in the bathroom/hall sounds good? funny.

Laurie said...

That is the cutest/funniest thing I've seen in a long time!

Renay said...

I don't know what I love more...the picture or the title of this post..."lump of Cole" - hysterical!

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