All he needs is a nice place to lay his head

Segundo seems to have a pretty good handle on how much sleep he needs and when it’s time for him to go down he’s not going to push it past his limit. This weekend I was watching College basketball in the boys room, cause that’s where our tiny TV with the rabbit ears is located, with Primo sitting next to me looking at a book. Segundo told me he was tired and I said nap time was in about 20 minutes, there was 8 minutes left in the game but since it was close I knew there would be a timeout or two. I didn’t hear from Segundo again and when the game was over I went looking and found him in the living room, on the steamer trunk that passes as our coffee table, asleep. He was tired and since I wasn’t leaving his room in a timely manner he decided that was as good a spot as any to sleep, and sleep he did for three hours. I put Primo down for his nap in our room and watched a second game, then did the dishes and cleaned up the house while Segundo slept away on the trunk. I’m sure this is somehow proof that I am a terrible parent but I see it more as proof that he is a great kid. He’s not gonna sit there and whine about being tired and throw a fit, no he’s gonna grab his blanket and plug and find himself a nice place to take a nap. Seems like good practice for college to me.

  10 comments for “All he needs is a nice place to lay his head

  1. 01/24/2011 at 6:33 am

    LOL! Putting basketball before the boys. More importantly than your fail, he is definitely a success at finding a size-appropriate nap location. Why bother with the giant comfortable couch? Go for the wooden trunk!

    Portlanddad Reply:

    Usually the boys are just ahead of basketball but the more they whine the farther they slip down the line

  2. 01/24/2011 at 6:46 am

    My 7-year-old daughter, Olivia, is the same way. She’ll knock out at a moment’s notice. We’d frequently notice that she’s missing during a family talk and discover her fast asleep in her bed. Scotty, on the other hand, the 11-year-old, will draft a press release and deliver it at a town hall meeting. No ay will he go down without a fight!
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  3. Jamie
    01/24/2011 at 11:42 am

    Perhaps when he goes to college though he will leave the plug at home. ha He is “his own little man.” Isn’t he?

    Portlanddad Reply:

    2 weeks until birthday number 3 and no more plug, he’s not a fan of that but he’s coming around.

  4. 01/24/2011 at 1:34 pm

    LOL. Mrs. LIAYF and I just got a new mattress. It is firm and if I had that kind of training, I would have slept much better on it the first couple of nights.
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    Portlanddad Reply:

    Yeah a couple of practice nights on the floor would have prepared you

  5. 01/25/2011 at 11:57 pm

    yes, he’s perfectly prepared for college!

    plus? he looks so cute laying there on the truck. he seems perfectly comfy to me.
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    Portlanddad Reply:

    Under his blanket is a round metal flat canister but with his plush blanket it’s pillow enough

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