Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Nap-time Thoughts

I've often heard people say the following about babies: "Don't you wish you knew what they were thinking?"

It's true. I often do.

This is my version of Eme's thoughts as we went through her morning nap routine.

"Mom. Hey Mom, I'm sleepy. Mom, I'm tired. I want to go to sleep. I don't want to put my arms into sleeves. I'm tired of wearing sleeves! No, I don't think this dress is cute. I don't want to wear sleeves. NO SLEEVES! Oh, pacifier. I like a good pacifier. This is a good one. But, I'm still tired; just so you know.

"Okay. We can read some books. I can listen. This is nice. I feel relaxed. That was a good book. I can read another. That one was good too. Okay. Now I want to play with the books. I'm beginning to feel tired again. This book is nice and the pages are fun, but now I'm tired. Yep. Tired. TIRED! I'm so tired it's frustrating. It makes me so mad that I'm frustrated because I'm tired. I'm tired. I'm tired. Why are you taking your hair away from me?! I want to play with your hair. This is so maddening! Why is the world conspiring against me?! Fine. I'll pick at the quilt. I'll show you. Mom, I want to sleep. Mom! I'm so sleepy it makes me mad.  I'm not going to listen to your song because I've got something to say, Mom. I'm mad! I'm mad! I'm mad! 

"All this anger is making me sleepy. I'm so sleepy that I dropped my pacifier. Now I'm really mad! Oh, this pacifier is good. I like my pacifier. But I'm still sleepy and I just want to sleep, Mom. Mom! I just want to sleep. I'm frustrated telling you that I'm mad and sleepy. 

"Why are you putting me in my crib? I'm tired and I want to sleep, but I'm also mad that you put me here. What are you doing to me?! Oh, you're giving me my blanket. I like the silk edge. I'm sleepy and this blanky feels nice. Maybe I could relax here. Maybe I feel better. I feel sleepy and now I feel like I could sleep..." 

Or something like that.