Friday, July 11, 2008

Waking Up Owen

Doesn't that sound like a title to an indie film that should win several awards?


Owen is a great sleeper. You will never hear me complain about that! He goes down for a nap at 1:30 and I have to wake him up every day at 4:30- he'll be 3 next month.
Well, this is what I experience every afternoon about 4:30: 5 minutes of slowly turning on lights, rubbing his back, saying, "Owen, it's time to get up, buddy. We're going to go have some snack.", etc. Yesterday, he still wasn't budging, so I employed Leia to help me.


As you can see, still NOTHIN'! It takes a while to get him up and then he's full steam again in a few minutes- especially with some snack and juice in his belly (that's when he gets nice again).

I know- he still has a passy when he sleeps. I was going to focus on potty training first, then getting rid of the passy. Sounds backwards, I know, but that's just the way it's going to have to be. He may have buck teeth one day, but he's a great sleeper! I guess I'll just remember these quiet afternoons while I'm paying the orthodontist bills in 10 years!

Happy Friday!

- Post Script: Well, if that wasn't a jinx, I don't know what was. I was feeding Harris his snack downstairs around 4:15 (he gets up at 4:00) and heard some whining over the monitor. Sure enough, I went up to Owen's room and he wasn't in bed. He was standing on his stool in front of the potty and he had pee-peed and pooped while standing there crying. He couldn't get his pants down because he was holding on to his trains- priorities, you know? At least he knew to go to the potty... I thought sitting on the potty was kind of a natural next step, but you know... nap fog and all.

Anyway, so much for the perfect long napper and for the no- accident potty training, right? Shows you what I know! At least that's the exception and not the rule.

2 comments:

annieck said...

He is TOO cute!!! How cool that he is such a great sleeper?! Yea for you! As for the passy...at least you can take it away. Tristan is FOUR and still sucks his fingers. I'm at a loss for how to fix that. And Asher is a finger sucker too...and I TRIED to give him a passy. Oh well.

I think it's super great that Owen made it to the potty, in a nap fog! Yea for him! Even though he couldn't get his pants down, he's got it!

Donna said...

That picture is so cute it's like Leia is saying "owen sweety- could you get up?" with her little paw tapping him. We got rid of the passy at Marc's 3rd birthday- (we talked a lot about how three-year-olds are so big and don't need baby passies) I thought it would be awful and immpossible for him to sleep- but it was no problem. And his teeth are perfect (so far).

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