Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Naptime is the Best Time

I have a confession to make. I have a four year old boy who still occasionally takes naps in the afternoons. I am SO lucky, huh?!


When Eli gets really tired all he has to do is lay down for a few minutes and he is out cold! He is such a heavy sleeper that I can sit right in front of him, happily snapping away with my camera and he won't even flinch! Need to change the ISO or adjust my settings? No problem!


Consequently I have the best pictures of my little Eli asleep! I can hardly ever get any of his brother and sister because they would wake up with the first click of my shutter... but not Eli.

Of course, being a heavy sleeper also has its disadvantages. Eli has a hard time making it through the night dry because he sleeps so deeply. He just doesn't wake up to go to the bathroom! So I have been trying to wake him up to take him potty before I go to sleep (which means he has been asleep for a few hours). Every time I wake him up I have to try hard not to laugh since he is so obviously not awake.


Well, last night the laughs were on me! I got Eli up and carried him to the bathroom. I helped him get his pajama bottoms and pull-up down, sat him on the potty and told him to go pee. He was so asleep that he didn't quite have it all together (or pointed down, I should say!), so he went pee and sprayed me from neck to knees!!


Needless to say we had a little cleanup and clothing change before I made it to bed last night. And of course my sweet boy doesn't remember it at all in the morning! Oh the joys of motherhood!

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10 comments:

  1. Oh too sweet!! Sorry that happened, but it will be one to laugh about for years to come!

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  2. Those are precious!! My 3 year old son still naps. I consider myself very very lucky - his older sister quit napping at 2! YIKES lol ;)

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  3. You are so lucky in the nap dept. My 3.5 year old hasn't really ever napped, and hasn't napped at all since before turning 2. I am lucky in the fact that he goes down early for bedtime though!

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  4. Aw what a sweetie. And that story is just too funny. I guess maybe you should start wearing rain gear. ;-)

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  5. You are definitely lucky! These photos are so sweet :-)

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  6. Ha! So, funny, yet, not funny at all!! I'm so sorry! Yes, the adventures of motherhood, now if only we enjoyed them!

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  7. Too sweet! My four year old and my two and half year old have a quiet time in their room every day but they hardly ever actually sleep. Mostly they play quietly in their room and lay down and take it easy for a while.

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  8. Adorable. And, man do I miss nap time!

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