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.
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.
Of course he likes to sleep in a bed too, just not his own.
You want odd and strange, I’ll give you odd and strange.
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.