Wednesday, September 3, 2008

a word on sleep

so...i have been going through some of bryson's baby stuff to see what we can re-use and i came across about a zillion books on sleeping...what a joke...try to get your baby to sleep...i am seriously laughing at myself right now because bryson is almost 3 and still wakes through the night - not every night, but last night was twice and he has woken every night for the past couple weeks. now it is about him being scared of pterodactyls and pirates and not about being hungry, but still. don't ask me any advise about sleep...i am beginning to believe that some kids are good sleepers and other kids, like mine, take after their father's father and can survive on 4 hours of sleep a night and still have enough energy to bypass naps and run non-stop. at least throughout this nightly struggle i have become more adept at falling back asleep fast - at not being angry for being wakened (which took a long time to break that life-long habit!) - for trying as hard as i can to appreciate the beauty and quietness of 4:00 a.m.

in santa barbara this last week we were able to perfectly capture bryson's reluctance to sleep. This video of Bryson fighting sleep is how he has done since he was born - not wanting to miss even one second of the party. i hope you enjoy it as much as i do...

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