Sometimes, of an afternoon, I let the boys have their lunch on a tray in the basement while they watch a movie. They call this “picnic” and it’s good, clean fun. Apparently, it’s also very tiring…at least for Cormac.
Grilled cheese gross out?
William has eaten half of his sandwich, but Cormac didn’t even make it to the cherry tomatoes before he crashed out. William seems unconcerned.
In fact, this impromptu naps seems to have hit Cormac like a freight train, leaving him open-mouthed with surprise. At least he thought to take his shoes off, first.
Blue Puppy was surprised, too.
As if he doesn’t know the drill by now. Puhleeze.
Before I had children, I just knew they’d have perfect manners. Now I see the mockery they have made of my parenting dreams. No food on the floor?
Pick up your toys?
No shoes on the couch?
Born in a barn, that one.
And then there’s his brother, who only sleeps on floors and ottomans…where your feet are SUPPOSED to go.
at least he's barefoot.
He’s just settling in here. You can see he cracked an eye at me as I snapped the photo. And he’s probably thinking…WINNING! I flout your household rules once more!
Here’s to well-trained children.
We’ve had so many stair naps here at Naps Happen that we’re in danger of becoming positively ho hum. I can’t deny, though, that Cormac has added a few elements to this one an over-achiever.
Ever the daredevil, he has taken the stair nap to a new level by endangering his center of gravity. Like a hapless man in a 1950’s comedy, stranded in a double bed with a modest female friend, he has one hand solidly on the floor.
You'd better keep one hand on the floor, Mister!
But this doesn’t keep him from also kicking up his heels. Between that and the ball props to his right, I’d say he almost makes it into the yoga/pilates category of Napdom.
Might want to take the shoes off, though.
Stop STAIRING. It's RUDE!
We’ll have to take steps to get these guys into their beds more often.
Cormac is just taunting me, here. Okay – this is not his bed. But it’s like he said “You have failed as a parent. As other toddlers nap in their beds the world over, this afternoon, I will lie here.”
End of Yoga Practice - Inversions
And he’s feeling pretty serene about it. Note the tranquil expression on his face. If only his legs were a little higher, I’d say he was doing his inversion at the end of yoga class. With shoes.
I especially like the synchronized napping he’s got going on with bunny, in the background. Right leg UP…nowwww NAP!
May you experience a peaceful beginning to your pre-holiday week. Go for the full shoulder stand.
Not sure if he was knocked out by the effort of learning to tie my shoes.
Exhausted by plunder.
Or perhaps it was the toothbrushing?
Always brush before bed.
Either way, the exertion knocked him out at 10:30 in the morning, between my bed and my closet door. A high traffic area, I assure you.
Perhaps not getting up at 5am would help solve this problem? Just a thought. I keep trying to point this out to him. (yawn).