Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dad tip #89: Babies have ESP

My wife and I have both noticed a bizarre recurring phenomenon in our household. Occasionally, one of us will wake up early for one reason or another (full bladder, hungry cat meowing, etc.) and we'll take a peek at the video baby monitor and see our boy sleeping soundly in his crib.

Within moments of returning the monitor to the night stand and laying back down to sleep an extra 15 minutes, we'll hear our son begin to stir and babble. It's almost like he can see us looking at him through the video camera in his room!

I realize there hasn't been a speck of advice in this post yet; I'm getting there. If your child is anything like ours, he's good for at least 15 minutes of solo play time after waking up before he starts to really cry out for some attention. So, if you were trying to catch a smidge of extra sleep, then set your alarm and turn the volume on the baby monitor down.

Your kid will be fine and he might even learn that playing by himself is actually okay. And you'll be fine too as you enjoy your guilt-free extra rest.

("I always feel like somebody's watching meeeeeeeeee!" - Rockwell.)

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Blogger Jean S said...

Do you remember when he was like 2 or 3 months old, and his intense stare bore into you... like he was looking deep into your soul?

July 18, 2008 12:07 PM  

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