One Tired Little Guy

We arrived home from our New Years trip around 2:45 or so today. It was a non-eventful trip and the kids were happy to be home and out of the car. Sam napped for quite a while on the way home and wanted to play. We didn't get much in the way of lunch except for some snacks, so they had another snack. Around 4:45 they were getting hungry so I got dinner ready.

We were all done eating dinner shortly after 5 and I thought the kids could just play until bath and bed. We thought the kids should go to bed a little earlier tonight since they were probably tired from the trip. Well after dinner Sam was really, REALLY upset and didn't want to calm down. He found his "nuk" and told me he wanted to take a nap. Remember that it was 5:15. I asked him if he wanted to take a bath and then nap. That didn't sound good to him at all. Keep in mind here that the tears are streaming down his face, he's breathing hard and talking incoherently all this time. So I figured the only way to calm him down was to put him in his bed.

He was much better in his bed (once I got him his pillow that is). I decided to get their bath ready and gave Ella her bath. I "talked" Sam into taking a quick bath (3 min. max) with minimal crying and then put him into bed. He was out like a light before 5:30. Wow, he was so tired.

I've never before seen a child scream about how they wanted to take a nap and go to sleep. Other than Zan of course!

I guess they had a good time playing at Grandma and Grandpa's. Maybe a bit too much fun. They even slept well and Sam got a good nap every day. Just too much going on I guess. They like their schedules!!


jenn said...

So cute! Pumpkin gets super cranky when she's tired- and she craves her schedules. She's only 9 months though- so I never expected to have the baby that reaches for her crib when it's bedtime!

Grandma and Grandpa said...

From Tuesday nite 10:15PM to Sunday at 11:15AM they packed a lot of playing in. We really enjoyed having you guys here it was a most enjoyable time. (Aunts and uncles enjoyed Ella and Sammy also). I can see why they were tired but they were so cute and well mannered (like always).