Sleep Tight, Julian
Last night Julian fell asleep at 6 p.m. He's sort of phasing out naps, but when he falls asleep so early in the evening, I know we're in for big trouble. We put him in bed with crossed fingers that he'd last through the night (and not only through the middle). 9:00 rolled around, and just as the other kids were getting into bed, Julian was waking up, refreshed and renewed. As any parent knows, we were doomed to spending all night with him. We tried putting him back in bed with some milk, but that didn't work. His energetic conversation about monsters and pretending to shoot them kept Parley awake.
Choosing to abandon the problem, I went upstairs planning to get in bed with a book. Not five minutes later, Julian was up in my room.
"I'm saying my prayer."
"Just a minute Julian."
He climbs into my bed.
"Mom, do you want to watch 30 Rock?"
What can you say to that? Absolutely. Yes, let's watch 30 Rock. Pass the gummy worms, Julian.