Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Glimpse Into the Teenage Years

Many times we have to wake Natalie up from her naps-mostly because she takes so long to fall asleep.  She's NOT an easy one to wake up from naps.  It's much better if she wakes up on her own.  Here's my conversation with her today after her nap (mind you she was up off and on from 10:30-2:30 with me (more often awake and crying than asleep) and we woke her up around 9 so we could go to the zoo and we didn't get them down for naps until 3:00 or later).

Natalie was asleep in the pack n' play when I went in at 5:30.  I opened the door, turned off the white noise and opened the shade.  It was overcast so not very bright.  Natalie opened her eyes but remained under the covers and didn't move.  Her eyes were barely open.
Me: Natalie, it's time to get up.
Natalie: No.
Me: Time to wake up sweet pea.  It's almost dinnertime.
Natalie: No.
She closes her eyes again.
Me: Do you want pizza for dinner?
Natalie: No.  Sleep.
Me: Do you want to go downstairs and play?
Natalie: No.  Stay in bed.
Me: But it's time for dinner.
Natalie: No.  Sleep.
I started to rub her cheeks and try to pull the blanket off her.  She immediately pulled the blanket back up.
Me: Let's go downstairs.
Natalie: No.  Stay in bed.  Go sleep.
Me: It's time to get up.
I pulled off the blanket and she grabbed it and pulled it up and closed her eyes.  I picked her and her blanket up and took her out of bed.

This is not the first time this has happened.  She often times will grab the blanket, pull it over her head and roll over.  Can you just picture her as a teenager??

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