Today, I did an experiment with my boys. I had a theory that if a child is crying every 5 minutes for no reason what-so-ever, then they must be tired and in need of a nap. If said child has a nap, it can only be concluded that a well rested child will smile upon waking.
Sound like a good theory?
I thought so too.
Dayn found every little situation unbearable today and made sure that we all knew how miserable his morning had been. His feelings of negativity spread to his twin brother Lyan and soon they were both crying in unison. Why? They couldn’t tell me. It’s not because their language is still limited but rather, it was because they too had no idea what was triggering their states of unhappiness. And so, as Mommy, I came to the rescue and saved them from their misery.
They weren’t happy with my idea of putting them down for a nap. In fact, I think they would have preferred to continue on crying to each other about their sorrows than have a rest, but Mommy won. They were both tucked into bed, given a stuffy to cuddle and told to have a nice little nap.
How much rest they actually got is up for debate, but they at least got some quite time with a possible 10 minute nap mixed in. One thing I do know is, my theory was correct.
They are now smiling.