Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Any Ideas?


Every ounce of my "mothering instinct" tells me that this is the best gift a mother could be given. Every second from my five years of parenthood tells me "go with it" and yet I am sitting here completely curious and baffled as to why Ethan is sleeping at 11:43 am. Why after a solid 12 hours of sleep last night he returned to bed at 9:30 this morning and has been sleeping ever since. I am curious why he turned down a bike ride recently because,"Mom, sometimes napping is fun too." I am wondering why he asked for bed at 6:30 last Thursday and insisted that I shut the blinds and turn the lamp off because, "it's really pretty hard to sleep with all this light."I feel puzzled with the fact that Ethan has fallen asleep for the entire Sacrament Meeting for the last 2 Sundays. I was astonished last week when after minutes of panicked searching, absolutely positive that Ethan had been abducted, I found him curled up sleeping with his blanket. I am grateful...don't get me wrong...just baffled!And so my question to all you mothers and fathers is...What is going on? Have any of you had slumbersome 4 year olds? Is this normal?

8 comments:

Emily & Joel said...

My girls both do this when they are growing...maybe he's up for a growth spurt???

Wendy Kenck said...
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Wendy Kenck said...

Ask mom; Preston use to always be found sleeping somewhere and most commonly at the dinner table! :)

benseyleb (really just lynsey is typing) said...

i have to be honest with you, this sounds like me when i had mono. not that he has mono, i am just shocked! i really haven't heard of this much sleeping from a 4 yr. old. i am jealous though...what i wouldn't give to sleep in!

Kristin said...

lucky you! I think. Is it a good thing that he sleeps this much? Because I would absolutely love it if Eden wanted to sleep more. Maybe he is growing, or getting sick or maybe he's reached his teenage years early when children find out that sleep is wonderful! I used to be a morning person until I was a teenager and figured out I love sleep. Well good luck with this mystery "problem"

benseyleb (really just lynsey is typing) said...

i am making another comment about this. why? because i had a dream that i was baby-sitting for you & ethan kept falling asleep all over the place. i would try and try but he just snoozed away. i woke up thinking, 'wow, that boy DOES sleep a lot!" ethan's sleeping habits have crept into mine.

benseyleb (really just lynsey is typing) said...

that is, "i would try and try to wake him up"

Elise said...

chances are, he's just going through a growth spurt. If he does complain about his throat hurting, then maybe it's something else, but RY did this alot too, and then grew about 4 inches taller, so not ot worry, he;s prob just getting ready to grow a bit more.