Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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?