Sunday, May 4, 2008

Good Times Never Seemed So Good

Ever since I wrote about Shef’s recent success at sleeping through the night, he’s only slept through one time.

Last night, he woke up claiming starvation at 2:30. I actually thought this was plausible, since he hadn’t eaten much lunch or dinner.

While he was wolfing down half a bagel, I had a talk with him about how it would be great if he would go back to his own bed after he ate.

“No,” he said flatly, “I’m coming to your bed.”

“Well, how will you ever get that Hot Wheels track?” I asked, trying to keep the desperation out of my voice.

“I’ll get a quarter the next night.”

“But that’s what you said last night [when you slept until 5:40, but still refused to stay put for the required twenty minutes to achieve pay day].”

He was unmoved.

I also threatened to call Dr. G. next week, who can play a pretty good Heavy, but this was ineffective. Then, I tried to explain that 90% of four-year-olds have already mastered the skill of sleeping alone, but this got no reaction whatsoever.


Jana said...

That sucks. Maybe the cries of his newborn baby brother will lull him to sleep. If it's any consolation, Tyson has taken to not going down very easily in the evenings and wanting to either sleep with us or in the living room. But at least with him, once he's down he's down.

LH said...

Let's try upping the money to 1.00 a night? Let's make it worth his while. He can get that hot wheel track in no time.