I've said it before I'll say it again. Parenting—at east in this early stage—is all about but bodily fluids and sleep. The kid has too much of the former and all involved have too little of the latter.
Mostly we've been lucky on the sleep thing. Skippy Jr. started sleeping for 6 hours at a time Christmas Eve. We put him to bed anytime after 10:00 p.m. and he wakes up between 4:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. That's not a bad deal compared to the 2-hour stretches when he first came home. We really have nothing to complain about his nighttime sleeping.
But his daytime sleeping. . . between Christmas and New Year we were out and about so much, and he spent a lot of time sleeping in the arms of grandmas, aunts, and other various relatives, that now he won't sleep by himself during the day. We're creating a monster!
Tim Kubart in the studio
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