Monday, November 9, 2009

From Time-Out… To Out-Cold… In Under Three Minutes

Lately, between the hours of three and four in the afternoon, my little guy has been melting down.  It’s as though all of his problems turn into big green monsters when the clock strikes three. 

Some days, I can relate.

I’ve had a theory, which I’ve voiced to him on several occasions.  But each time, he has denied it vehemently.  The theory was that he was tired and maybe, just maybe, he needed a nap. 

Seems reasonable, no?

Well, over the weekend, those big green monsters were out in force and he earned himself a time-out.  In less than three minutes (no lie) I looked down and this is what I saw…

From Time Out to Out cold in less than three minutes

“I’m not tired.” 

Indeed.  :)

A cozy blanket, and 45 minutes later, I had my happy camper back.  I stifled a chuckle when he woke up confused and wanted to know why I never told him he could get up from time out.

Don’t you wish all of life’s problems could be knocked down to size with something as simple as a nap??


Mari said...

Awww! I'm not tired, indeed!

Beth@Not a Bow in Sight said...

That is priceless!

It Feels Like Chaos said...

I love it! Such a cute picture. And, photographic proof that Mama was right!! P.S. Thanks for the dinosaur book recommendation!