The nap evader.
I’m sitting at my desk trying to work, but I keep peeking in on the monitor. Raffi has been up for over 3 hours and he NEEDS a nap. I really tried to tire him out after his too short 29 minute nap earlier (I think I had put him down a bit too early). We went to the park, got a balloon, blew some bubbles, walked around, played in the grass, sang some songs, read books, and had a little fashion show photo shoot for a post next week.
The kid wanted nothing to do with me during his shoot. He just kept playing with his toys and crawling around trying desperately to find every death trap. If there’s a wire in the room he has spotted it and is already on his way over to it. If there’s the tiniest bit of paper you bet it’s already in his mouth. I keep a clean house, but now it’s time to seriously babyproof and also make sure not a piece of dust remains on the floor for consumption. I don’t even understand how it works. How do I keep him away from wires when we need stuff to be plugged in so we can do things? We need a magical wire cover thing that is about 1,000 feet long to cover all the wire in the house. For now I am tucking wires here and there. When Trig went to grab Raffi earlier the sound machine was off. You’re probably thinking that we just accidentally forgot to put it on or something, but nope, we just have a crazy child. He reached his hand through the crib slats and down to the plug and unplugged it. Not sure how to resolve that one, aside from moving the sound machine to the other side of the room plugged into a different outlet.
He’s been sitting in his crib yelling at his monkey lovey for 25 minutes now and still isn’t asleep. He isn’t crying but he isn’t asleep. He keeps putting his head down and then sitting up to try and pull himself up to stand.
(Oh, whoops, there he goes. He’s standing now. OK, he’s back down again and yelling at Mr. Monkey again)
Anyway, it’s weird that when I know he’s in his crib and not asleep I can’t work. I try, but instead I just obsessively stare at the monitor every 42 seconds to see if he is asleep yet. The minute he’s asleep I relax and focus and get all of the things on my list done, but until then I’m a slave to the video monitor.
Off to pretend to work until he’s asleep.
ETA: 35 minutes later he’s asleep!