Thursday, December 2, 2010







i have this little 5 month old.  he steals my heart and has me tied around his finger (and he knows it).  he has this one little catch though, he isn't a fan of going to sleep (my little girl was such a good sleeper)....
i do a lot of running up and down the stairs to put the pacifier back in, to rub his belly, to flip him over when he gets stuck, to turn back on the sound machine.  and 9 x's out of 10- i am leaving the room in an army crawl (seriously, on the floor crawling out of the room so he doesn't see me).  and every time, i think to myself- are you seriously crawling on the floor right now??!!  i attached an action figure so you could get a visual :)

*images courtesy of nursery notions, bla bla kids, dwell, everything leb, google image

20 comments:

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Bahahahaaha. Oh yes, I remember those days. Lilly is a pretty good sleeper though now. Except last night...

Smitten Design said...

What a funny visual. I hope he turns into a sleeper!

katy said...

i finally stopped going in the room to put the paci back in! i just let him cry it out one night and he was cured. however, when i do have to go in there for something, i'm with you on the army crawl. we do NOT make eye contact. i won't even look at him.

Dina said...

I have a 6.5 month old, and boy, have I had to do "the crawl" on several occasion, the things we do!
That nursery photo looks so French with the gray and berry...ahh1

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

OMG! Been there, done that! Laughin' WITH ya, sista!

Annie M said...

You are so absolutely hilarious and your blog makes my day, often! I love what you share with us readers, thank you! :)

Judy said...

I'm laughing out loud. I so remember those days (my kids are 10 and 13 now). Hilarious.

Corinna said...

but look at the bunz the army crawl can give you! just consider your gym workout for the day )

blue chickadee said...

i do feel your pain there! i have the opposite situation where my first son did not like to sleep:) i can't tell you how many times i slithered across the floor so he wouldn't see me!!! oh the things you do!!!

tarheel said...

you are funny.

Gaby said...

Hahahaha that was me too 3 months ago!!! Exactly the same scene! Sooooo many times I had to leave the room crawling like that hahahaha love the pic you used!


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mb said...

You do what you have to do. Crawling on the floor to get out of the room is included.

mb from Dallas

Louisa said...

I read this earlier today...after I had just crawled out of my daughter's room. Too funny!!

Cristin said...

Too funny! One of my girls was a terrible sleeper the first few months. Then just around a year she slept through anything. Go figure.

Your blog is awesome! Loving it and adding to my blogroll now so I can drop by more often.

xo,
cristin

Verdigris Vie said...

Too funny - i remember the army crawl.. nad then you hit a creek in the floor and get caught !!

Great pics..

Vie

Danielle@Fresh Quince said...

Heehee...what a sweet post! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face and memories to my heart, my little man (now 10) was the exact same and I ended up giving in and would nurse him to sleep and hold him for his nap...not something I recommend to people who aren't lazy like me :)!I watched so much TV, that I haven't watched it in years because now I am totally antsy!
BTW...where are the mobiles from? They are fantastic!

classic casual home said...

I did the army crawl with my son and now as a teenager he doesn't want to wake up! Enjoy that sweet little guy.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

love the spread of boy clothes. I'm having a boy in April. I love all the ideas I can get.

Willa said...

I have a 5 month old also and this is all too familiar! Thanks for making me feel normal and the hilarious post.

objectsofwhimsy said...

heeheehee!
I burnt out 2 hairdryers and a vacumn cleaner just for a little sleep. Im not surprised at all except to say do whatever you need to do for it to be successful.