08 February 2009

give me a hand

my little tiger has trouble sleeping. from the time he was born he has never slept more than a few hours at a time. day or night. its is difficul for him to fall asleep also. we have tried everything, from crying it out to medication, nothing seems to make a difference. our only hope at this point (he is a year and a half now) is that he, at some point in life, will grow out of it. or at least move away for college, so we can get some sleep.

tonite i was camping out in his room, like always. i was singing a lullaby, he was lying down in his crib. the lights were dimmed and the house quiet. *e* was already asleep, kl at work. animals were snoozing and the tv was off. i finish the song. all is quiet. a second passes. two. maybe he fell asleep. then his head lifts from the pillow. i hold my breath in anticipation. what will follow? will he just turn over and lie back down? will he cry? throw himself over the crib railing to get out? i fear it will be a long nite.

then;

clapping!

tiny hands applauding my lullaby. then he puts his head down, closes his eyes and falls asleep.

5 comments:

eb said...

That is very sweet. Plus, you get to sleep. Which must make it even sweeter.

PixieFlute said...

Awwww, what a love! That is definitely one for the baby book!

otter said...

how cute is that? That made me smile on this boring monday!

weese said...

one night i remember sitting on the edge of Ferris' bed - we had just moved him to a mattress on the floor with bumpers on the sides (he started climbing out of his crib VERY early) so i was singing him to sleep and he sleepily reached up and put his hand over my mouth.
(guess i was a little offkey?)

Nony said...

pmg what a gorgeous story. Can I have him?