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[Feb. 5th, 2008|08:19 pm]
Zeno would not go to sleep!

Now, he climbs out of his crib and turns on the tv for light while he plays with his trucks.
I was sitting downstairs, and I heard "ba-boom, crash". So I checked it out, and saw him standing in his room. I say "what in the world is going on here?", and he says "door, fan, truck, juice". So, I put him back to bed with a fresh diaper and bottle of milk. Then, again, I hear crash, bang, boom. Every time I put him back, he would escape as soon as I shut the door. To test him, I just stood outside the door and listened, and he would jump right out.
After like the 8th time, I figured there was nothing I could do. He was watching a special on mummification on PBS, and I figured he would tire himself out eventually. Every time I spied on him through the curtain he would be yawning.
Just now, I went up there, and he was on the futon bed, cuddled up with the blanket, and sound asleep.

From: enigmius93
2008-02-06 02:42 am (UTC)
Ahhh! Wrapped up like a little mummy himself I am sure..
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From: thesmorphoros
2008-02-06 02:56 am (UTC)
Mummification? Hahahahaha, the geekiness begins! Sounds like he doesn't need a crib anymore.
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[User Picture]From: najwa_maryam
2008-02-06 03:06 am (UTC)
I catch him watching the weirdest stuff on the tv. He loves Rachael Ray, for example. He really gets into those cooking shows.
It was cool that he found a program on mummies. But, now that this bed thing is going on, I don't want him watching TV all night just to fall asleep.
I have had weird nocturnal habits where I would need the tv on to sleep. It bothers other people more than it does me. There is just something comforting about sleeping on the couch while someone else is up doing stuff.
Dave Hill used to always try to put me to bed, but I would say "no, just let me sleep while you are here". Kinda weird.

Yeah, I think the crib is gonna go "bye bye". I'm afraid Houdini is gonna hurt himself jumping out.
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[User Picture]From: tristan_moore
2008-02-06 03:37 am (UTC)
once the kid jumps out - ditch the crib.
The goal with boys

As little trips to the ER as you can manage!!! ;D
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From: thesmorphoros
2008-02-06 04:47 am (UTC)
You got that right!!
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[User Picture]From: zayin93
2008-02-06 03:57 am (UTC)


IMDO, I think you should handle with just that attitude. Of course, you want to ensure that he's safe and all that (might be time to switch bed types - perhaps a low-to-the-ground rocketship bed?), but this is the best case of self-soothing that I've seen. For whatever reason, he wasn't sleepy and ready for bed. So, instead of doing that whiny cry that some kids do, he turns on the tv/light and plays, then pops on the PBS and zonks out. Sounds like he's got some good independence instilled in him.
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[User Picture]From: sphinxie
2008-02-06 01:45 pm (UTC)
Hey, I watched that mummy program! They proved that a mummy from a freak show at Niagara Falls was really the long-lost mummy of Rameses I. Lily was really concerned for the dried-up old guy--she asked anxiously "He's going to get better, isn't he?"
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[User Picture]From: najwa_maryam
2008-02-06 02:40 pm (UTC)
I thought I heard a bit about Rameses. Wish now that I had sat with him and watched it, but I figured it would just excite him further.
Sounds like Lily is a trip.
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