Sometimes when we put Doodle down for the night, he doesn’t quite stay down. Many nights we have to deal with incessant trips back upstairs to send him back to bed, to get his sleeping buddies back in their proper places, and to get his blanket back on him perfectly how he needs it for good dreams. But every once in a while he figures out how to get to sleep on his own… he just hasn’t mastered actually getting back in bed.
Yes, sometimes he just hangs out by the door waiting for us to come rescue him from the dreaded night-night until his little body gives in and he passes out wherever he was at that moment.
While laying down right next to the door has been a recent favorite for him, we have found him in some other great positions.
We often joke about whose turn it is to go “fix him” before we go to bed.
Makes me curious what goes on in his little head – how he’s positive that he doesn’t need to go to sleep, yet he gets in these relatively uncomfortable positions and stays in them long enough to actually fall asleep.
I’ve even gone up there to find him on the floor right next to his bed haphazardly tucked under his blankets, complete with pillow, buddies, and water, almost as though I had intentionally tucked him in there myself.
When he was little, we’d even join in on some of his awkward sleeping positions. We are very much a sleep-loving house, and not much will keep us from trying to catch a few winks whenever and wherever we can.
Those nurses got such a kick out of seeing me in that crib every time they came in to check on him. 🙂
Not all sleep needs to be silly or awkward, though. Sometimes we just need some soft sweet cuddles to slowly fall into a deep, comfy slumber.