This youngest child of mine apparentlylives a very busy existence. I’m beginning to expect that he is sneaking out at night to frequent some swinging night club. Or perhaps he’s hitting open mic night at the local karaoke bar. Better yet, I would be willing to bet that he’s moonlighting as a go-go dancer. No matter what the occasion the fact of the matter is that my little man is exhausted.
This afternoonon one of my many sweeps through the house looking for the inevitable destruction at the hands of my 3 year-old, Jack, I found him holed up in his sister’s room. (The black rubber boots were his idea, by the way.)
At first look I thought he was undoubtedly playing with something of Avery’s thathe’s been forbidden from touching time and time again.
As I approached him I noticed one very startling fact: he wasn’t attemping to hide. There was no sudden scrambling to escape my piercing eyes.
Hmm. I see. Apparently…he’s asleep.
Listening to my iPod.
Which, I didn’t actually give him.
Wow, the rebellion is getting out of hand. First, the late night go-go dancing, and now the unabashed thievery.
I’ll deal with the roguish behavior later. For the time being, I’m just going to let him sleep.
How adorable! That must be what they refer to when people say, sleeping like a baby. Because although he’s not a baby, the ability to sleep while sitting up is definitely a skill that you loose after a certain age. I’ve tried on planes and I can never do it! Now that I think about it, the snoring men around me prove otherwise. Maybe it’s a male thing?
hahahaha! that is too funny
plumbers crack, rain boots and a stolen ipod……he’s been busy!
glad you stopped to get the camera and capture this beautiful parenting moment!
Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says
Just wait until he’s reprogramming the DVR and you find that instead of recording “Divine Design,” you have 74 episodes of “Caillou”.
OR – he orders pay per view movies. (My youngest did that when he was 6, announcing afterwards, “I just ordered a movie. Does anyone else want one?”)
But when we look at that innocent sleeping face, we MIGHT just all assume you’re lying about all the chaos.
Except….we know…we know…
THAT is about as cute as life gets. 🙂
How scary is it that he can not only jack your iPod, but know how to use it!
Have you had his tonsils checked? Molly was always tired and cranky. Found out her tonsils were huge! Had them removed at three and things improved greatly. Sean had his out at six. The younger they are, the easier it is on them.
He’s soooo adorable. I wish I had little ones again.
I dont even know how to work an ipod. I think he is sneaking out at night to play with his band. Obviously he is listening to his songs on the ipod. I wish I could just doze off anywhere, wait a minute that is probably not a good thing for grown ups.
And the memories just come pouring back…love this! It always cracked me up that my boys would run themselves to exhaution and fall asleep in their dinner plates, sitting up, on the toilet, and other odd places.
Gotta love it. My youngest falls asleep sitting up, leaning against the side of the playpen. At least you got a little quiet time!
Angelia Sims says
Sooo swweeet. I must admit I am impressed with his mad ipod skills. 🙂
One of my favorite pictures is of my youngest asleep in a doll crib at about 4 years old. She is too big and overflowing the thing, and her little bottom is hanging out of her dress…
Thanks for the reminder of how sweet they are when they’re little!
And, why have I stayed away from you so long? I love your blog!