It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Once won’t kill him

…she said.

Timmy greets me in his usual enthusiastic fashion, bouncing and flapping in his mother’s arms.

“Did he have his usual naps yesterday?” There are largish bags under her eyes.

“No, in fact he didn’t.”

“I wondered, because last night? Last night he was wired! Just wired! It took him forever to get to sleep – I had to try three separate times to get him down. Unless it’s teeth? You think it might be teeth?”

Oh, such a temptation she lays before me. But, no, Professionalism wins the day.

“Well, they spend the better part of their first two years teething. You can attribute a lot of things to teeth, but in this case, I think we can stick with the obvious. It was almost certainly because he skipped his morning nap.”

“Oh, good. Glad we’re on the same page, then.”



© 2006, Mary P

September 21, 2006 Posted by | sleep, the dark side | 8 Comments