Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Aidric's Quiet Time

Aidric stopped napping over a year ago. But, in order to maintain my sanity, I've continued to enforce a "quiet time" in the afternoon. He has to stay in his room for about an hour to an hour and a half. He doesn't have to sleep or even lay down...he has free reign in there with a ton of toys, books, puzzles, etc. to occupy him. But, the thing is, he is TIRED. He is stubborn and refuses to sleep, but he's tired.

We've found that he spends a good portion of this time laying on his bed, just snuggling with his blanket. (and yes, sucking his thumb...not sure when we need to really work on breaking this habit- he ONLY does it at home and generally only does it when he is holding this blanket!)

He knows that he can't come out until his clock says "THREE ZERO ZERO" and several times throughout QT, I'll hear his little voice at the stairs announcing the current time, "TWO FOUR EIGHT". He doesn't totally grasp the concept of time though and really know when THREE ZERO ZERO is coming. So, he stares at his clock a lot in anticipation; I think partially afraid that if he looks away, he's going to miss the big moment.

Anyway, Chris walked into the hallway during QT yesterday and saw this. He often pulls his blanket out into the hall for some reason. But the addition of pulling his clock out there with him yesterday just cracked me up!


Kate said...

that is so cute!!!! <3

KimBerly said...

That is cute!! Jake still naps from 12 to about 3. When I was a stay at home Mom nap time was my favorite time.

Megan said...

Oh how I would love to have quiet time. Good for you for enforcing it. And I love how he brought his clock with him!

Gretchen said...

How adorable!!