Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Trendy New Sleeping Place

The micro dude was really restless tonight at bedtime and wouldn’t fall asleep, so I curled up with him in the Superyard playpen, where I’ve stashed a blanket, pillow, and lots of soft toys, so that I won’t have my skull cracked if he bops me with one. He fingered a stuffed elephant for a few moments and drifted off . . . and so did I. SwingDaddy woke me up three hours later at midnight, and now I guess I’m well rested and ready to begin work revising some PowerPoint presos.

Here are the boys happily playing in the Superyard, early, early Saturday morning. You can just barely see SwingDaddy’s head above the red blanket. Having a safe place to stash Buster while still taking a nap is worth every penny we paid for this thing.

Other signs that your child has been watching Food Network:

- He takes out his plastic food set and says that he is looking for the kosher salt.
- He lines up his toy lightsabers on the couch and says that he is grilling sausages.


Kimberly said...

I find myself wondering if my children are too big for this. Hmmmm. Maybe if I got it with higher walls?

Mayberry said...

A similar set-up is the only way we got through a 7-month period with a baby who insisted on waking up and playing at 4 or 5 a.m. every single day!

Anonymous said...

I've seen this in catalogs and they looked sort of funny, but seeing your set-up I finally "get it." It's worth considering, given my current near-chronic sleep deprivation.

kittenpie said...

Kosher salt? Has he been watching Good Eats?

And yeah, any extra sleep is TOTALLY worth it. That's why I am putting a bed for me in the Bun's room, ven though it will make it supr tight in thre.

Lara said...


ewe are here said...

heh heh

I've seen my husband fall asleep on the floor with the boys floating about, but not in a fenced in area. ;-)