Diary of a SAHD: Sleep, glorious sleep!

I’ve learned a lot of things in the past 4 years as a SAHD.  Not the least of which is talking about your kid’s sleep habits can get you in trouble, especially if the kid sleeps for long periods of time. Now the moms will say encouraging stuff like, “Hey that’s awesome” or “Great I’m glad for you.”

Guess what folks, it’s really not that awesome, and the other moms are almost never glad for you. And sometimes the offending mom/dad becomes the topic of a conversation that starts with “bless their heart” but ends much differently, once she/he walks away from the group.  So observing that, I realized a lot of kids don’t sleep well, causing moms to be even more sleep deprived than normal.  So can you blame them for “blessing the heart” of a mom/dad who’s constantly bragging about little Rip Van Winkle knocking off 4 hour naps and sleeping 12-14 hours through the night.  I can’t.

Anyway, all that was to say this; this post is not about Frank’s duration of sleep, it’s about the unique, funny, and downright strange places he chooses to sleep.  It would be hard to describe with words alone so the pictures will do the talking.

Waiting for his sister to come home from the hospital

Waiting for his sister to come home from the hospital

This one is not so much strange as it is cute.  You always have to lead off with the gratuitous cute shot.

Here Frank decided he would sleep on his sisters play mat while he waited for her to come home from the hospital. He said this way she could find him when she came home.

It was long wait but she did find him.  His zoo animals were there for perimeter defense and to alert him if she came home.

 

 

 

 

I’ve never met anyone who enjoys sleeping on furniture more than a bed.  Frank is a connoisseur of furniture sleeping.

Your basic couch position

Your basic full layout couch position

The "falling asleep waiting on daddy to come out of the bathroom" position.

The “falling asleep waiting on daddy to come out of the bathroom” full side layout with a twist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the "I want to stay up late but just can't" freestyle

And the “I want to stay up late but just can’t” freestyle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course he likes to sleep in a bed too, just not his own.

Practicing to be a hobo

Practicing to be a hobo

The "can't bear to watch UT football anymore" nap

The “can’t bear to watch UT football anymore” nap

Too many lumps in this bed

Too many lumps in this bed  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You want odd and strange, I’ll give you odd and strange.

It's 2am, do you know where your bed is?

It’s 2am, do you know where your bed is?

My favorite - trying to get to the tub with his new b-day gift.  So close!

My favorite – trying to get to the tub with his new b-day gift. So close!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing hide and seek.  Took me forever to find him. He wasn't making any noise.

Playing hide and seek. Took me forever to find him. He wasn’t making any noise.

Testing his sister's bath tub for safety and comfort.  It passed.

Testing his sister’s bath tub for safety and comfort. It passed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of all the places I found him sleeping, my favorite has to be falling asleep on our bedroom floor at 8am, on his way to our tub.  He just got this new hot-wheels bath toy and was dying to try it.  But the birthday party the night before was rocking and he was still a little groggy from all the cake and apple juice.

The kid can sleep in some odd places for sure.  No idea where he gets it from.

I wish I could do that.  It would have made all those long flights on a C-130 to nowhere-ville a lot easier.

 

 

 

 

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4 comments on “Diary of a SAHD: Sleep, glorious sleep!

  1. ~Chris says:

    I find myself reeling with regret now – all those times when the Testing & Evaluation section was just a skosh too quiet. Could’ve captured some righteous pics.

    Wonder where he learned that skill, indeed.

    • fmlinardo says:

      Man, once I got the eval system automated, who knows what you would have witnessed. Probably anything from me sleeping to me doing research for school.

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