One of our charges is currently on a bed, attempting to take a nap, or should I say trying to avoid falling asleep. He is not too fond of the idea. He and I had taken down his Pack and Play, or should I say, I dismantled it as he wasn’t interested in helping out with that for whatever reason.
While we were in Germany, we got the message that he was potty trained and that he was no longer in a crib. I was kind of surprised that he was still in his crib as we all knew that he has been capable of escaping it for a long time, but the potty training was a surprise. Our efforts to get him to do that were for naught because he clearly was not ready, but when he was, it happened literally overnight.
We have been watching him via the baby cam, this being the first time he is sleeping on a bed. The bed belonged to my grandfather, who would be 120 years old if he were alive. We were careful to get a protective device to keep him from sliding off of the bed and to do our utmost to make him relaxed. So far, we have told him twice, via the camera system, to get back on the bed, and I have been up once to sing my trio of songs: Twinkle, twinkle, little Star (in French), You are my Sunshine, and Fais Dodo.
Today, while we were outside, I mentioned snaky snakes, his former expression for earthworms and he accepted it. When we came back from Germany, I said that and he looked at me with disdain as he said, « No, Papi, this is a worm. ». I guess he told me.
He is still awake, not sure where this nap is going. Meanwhile, I am the one who needs the nap!