For February (since it’s the month of LOVE) I’ve decided to dedicate each week in the month to someone/something I love. February 1st – 7th have been dedicated to blogging about DLG. Today is the last day in this month in which I exclusively blog about her… February 8th – 14th are dedicated to blogging about Bunny, one of which will be a guest post on Real World: Venus Vs. Mars… so stay tuned for that one!
I loved the show “Unsolved Mysteries” as a kid. Mysteries like the Philadelphia Experiment, The Loch Ness Monster or crop circles really get my mind wandering and wonder if some day these mysteries will ever be solved.
There is in fact one mystery in my own life I can’t figure out and am contemplating contacting some paranormal investigators or science detectives to get to the bottom of it.
So… what is this mystery that has me so flummoxed?
“When my kid is overly tired… why do they get MORE hyper?”
DLG has had the same nap schedule for years. Generally, five hours after she wakes up in the morning she is yawning and ready to take a nap. Sometimes we get thrown off schedule and she may have missed a nap the previous day or woke up extra early that morning or daddy was busy trying to get Kim Kardashian to respond to him on Twitter and didn’t notice what time it was. Whatever the reason may be, she’s overly tired and it’s quite obvious. My thought process tells me that, “She is soooooo going to crash”.
Quite the opposite in fact.
An hour or so later, over the buzz of our baby monitor, I will still hear DLG be singing to herself, kicking the wall or “reading” to herself (even though it’s pitch black in her room).
In this situation, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt how tired she is and if I go into her room and retrieve her from her bed she’ll be a grumpy, hyper little turd the rest of the afternoon because she is so tired. Which begs the question, “If you’re tired… WHY DON’T YOU GO TO SLEEP!!!!”.
When I’m tired I don’t get hyper!? I get… sleepy. And I go to sleep. No mystery there.
But the real brainteaser is why a child, who’s little body can get so easily ravaged with exhaustion, suddenly seems to re-energize as if she’s happened upon a Super Mario “power-up” mushroom.
DLG fixin’ to get a second wind…
Is this problem prevalent in any other homes? If so, we might have an all out, wide-spread conundrum on our hands.
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow as it’s the first day I start writing about Bunny (and all her lovable “attributes”… hee hee) AND I’ll reveal the winner of the $15 iTunes gift card (it’s not too late to enter)!! Also, in a separate contest I’m doing, you can enter to win some TattooID’s! I’m like freakin’ Santa Claus!!