When I posted my first-ever stair nap, people were pretty amazed.
Frankly, I’m beginning to wonder why.
There’s a devastating national secret, and it’s that kids are sleeping on the steps all over this fine country of ours. From stair to shining stair, the new generation is bucking traditional ideals about beds, for God’s sake.
Mom…beds are sooo 2005. I don’t know if Wyatt has convinced his mom, Megan, yet. Change takes time. Think outside the crib. Dream big. Also…put a pillow at the bottom of the stairs.
Daring to Dream
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Beth tells me that Fiona is the fourth of five girls, so I guess it’s understandable that she’d be looking for a little personal space at bedtime.
Head Over Heels for Bedtime
I have to question her choice of location, though, as the stairs seem pretty impersonal. On the other hand, those stairs are probably right outside the bathroom. If there were five girls in my house (instead of a pack of boys) I suspect I might camp out in front of the bathroom like it was 4am on Black Friday.
In any event, she had better not stand up too quickly. HEAD RUSH.
For a walk down memory lane, check out my first stair nap, ever.
In the growing spirit of competition between my snoozing sons, Cormac has attacked William’s greatest asset.
The stair nap.
Boasting a move never before seen in the nap-o-lympics, Cormac has even attempted this challenging feat without props. As long-time fans know, William has executed two perfect stair naps before, but he’s always had help.
Look at that form. A perfect 10. He didn’t even drop his blankie.
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Those of you who remember the incredible first Stairway Snooze must agree with me that it seemed like lightning in a bottle. I seriously can’t think of anyone else I’ve ever met whose kid took a 2-hour nap on the steps.
Once again, William exceeds expectations.
Thank goodness for pie-shaped steps.
This time (nearly 18 mos. and several inches in height later) he “wedged” himself on the pie-shaped turning step on our upstairs staircase and settled in with puppy for a comfy re-posed repose. I kid you not.
He actually stayed here for something like 90 minutes, shifting around every so often. I didn’t feel the need to move him, since he had a good, flat area in which to sleep.
More puppies appear.
I’m not sure what the legal capacity of the pie-shaped step is, though. These guys might already be too many to fit in a VW Beetle or a phone booth.
This MUST be the last stair nap, so enjoy it. I cannot believe it will happen again. Happy Monday!