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the eric update - day 681: the boy who knew he was tired.

to those without children it might seem a minor accomplishment and i can't really ascribe the achievement to much beyond luck and genetics, but nonetheless i have to admit that it fills me with parental pride to know that we have a son who seems to be acutely attuned to when he is tired and proactively communicates his desire to go to bed before launching into a tantrum.

if we're out visiting family or friends he'll often announce his intentions by suddenly walking around while waving and exclaiming "buh, bye!" to his hospitable hosts, which of course means, "please take me home and put me to bed." during the day, he'll helpfully give us an unmistakable clue by clasping his hands together and placing them against his tilted head while quietly whispering, "nap." and after a particularly long day filled with errands and running around stores, he'll look up, his eyes filled with sleepiness during the briefest of baths, and sweetly say, "all done, baff."

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5/17/2006 08:12:00 PM 5 comments


Such a cutie! I've taken a rather unique interest in Odin and I enjoy checking on him from time to time; my twins, Cooper and Anna were born in May 2005 at 24 weeks gestation. I stumbled upon Odin's story as I was scouring the internet for anything preemie-related.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:32 PM  

That's adorable.

My son has only put himself to bed a handful of times.. and I've loved every one! LoL.

By Blogger amy, at 11:25 AM  

that is great!! What a smart little guy.. and he looks so cute in the pic!

By Blogger Tonya, at 6:21 PM  

Scott usually doesn't let us know he is ready for bed. He just throws a tantrum and we know. I must say he is good about going to bed tho.

By Blogger Jennifer, at 11:23 PM  

anonymous: "Such a cutie! I've taken a rather unique interest in Odin and I enjoy checking on him from time to time; my twins, Cooper and Anna were born in May 2005 at 24 weeks gestation."

thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! jeeez, i have no idea how parents of twins get by without going crazy :-)

By Blogger e3, at 7:48 PM  

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