Friday, January 16, 2009

Now what?

I'm fairly certain my daughter just climbed out of her crib, got a book, got back into her crib and is now sitting and reading it instead of taking a nap. The crib had no books in it when I put her down. I'm not sure where I stand on this. As an adult I'm all for reading in bed. As a mother who would prefer a rested child (but secretly pleased with my daughter's ingenuity) do I make an issue of it or be happy that she's having a quiet time or wait and see if she falls asleep anyhow?

No one tells you these things or what to do about them.

1 comment:

  1. Beck, I'd encourage it, but I'd make it look like it was my idea so I could be more in control of having a rested little person. First I'd move her to a toddler bed and make a big deal about her growing up and moving to a big girl bed, then I'd tell her that as a big girl, she can read a book in bed, but only until the timer beeps. After a ten minute timer, we'd put the book away knowing we'd get to do it all over next time.