Friday, April 04, 2008

Sleepytime Playmates

Lately, when it's been time for bed or naps, Caroline and Bryce have turned into the best of friends. I can't tell you how many times we've found Caroline in Bryce's bed or Cathy has found Caroline sitting with Bryce on his mat reading books to him. Also, because at night she knows he will NOT get out of his bed, she goes in and will bring him things and leave them for him in his bed. And apparently, at Cathy's it also turns into naptime playtime where she persuades him to come over to her mat and then they get out toys in "toyland" and play. Cathy's had to resort to putting Bryce back in the pack n' play a few times and today when she'd been getting them back on their mats for over an hour, she put Bryce in and guess who got caught red handed helping him to get out.

Now, the thing about all this is except for the disobedience part, I just think this is the sweetest thing. I love how well they are playing together and how they've become "partners in crime" in a sense. While I wish they'd go to sleep, I do love hearing the giggles and little conversations between them. And maybe it's because I have such fond memories of the bedtime antics that my siblings (mostly my sister and I) would pull. I know we drove my mom crazy by talking and not going to sleep, but when you're a kid, you don't care and you just want to have fun. You don't realize how much your parents just need a little downtime when you go to bed.

That aside, I do wish they'd cooperate better with Cathy for naptime. Although I also realize that this too will change when Caroline leaves Cathy's for preschool this fall. Although I'm sure it won't be long before Bryce and his baby sister are pulling antics like this. Or when it's all THREE of them out of bed at 9pm creeping around and giggling. I'll try to remember how much fun it was for me and my siblings and how we are no worse for the wear....although maybe it made my mom a little loopy. (Sorry mom!)

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