Gideon has been struggling with naptime for at least a week now. I can tell he is growing, both physically and mentally, and turning off his little brain in the middle of the day has proven extremely difficult. I was sitting in his bed, talking to him about how popcorn is made (he was very excited about helping me make popcorn after rest time) and he asked:
Gideon: How do you go to sleep?
Me: Well, you have to lay down and close your eyes.
G: That hard.
M: I know baby, sometimes when I close my eyes I like to imagine things in my brain, like spending the day with LaLaLoopsy or being a superhero and flying over my city.
G: But I can't close my eyes, they too bouncy, see (closes and opens eyes rapidly). They bounce. back. open. (said with great frustration)
M: Then how about we lay down with our eyes open?
G: (sighs and lays down) okay.
I have struggled with sleep my entire life and had high hopes that Gideon would inherit Mac's ability to sleep, literally, anywhere (seriously, anywhere, anytime). Fingers crossed that this is just a phase.