Early Bird is the most determined sleeper. He sleeps through Little Red’s screaming, he sleeps through wardrobe changes, and diaper changes only wake him temporarily. If he is not ready to wake, he will not do so. Not myself, nor my husband, nor my father in law, has had any success in stimulating him to alertness if he is not willing.
This afternoon I was doing the dishes when Little Red entered the kitchen proudly proclaiming “Early Bird eating cookie!” Sure that I had misunderstood him, I walked into the living room to see crumbs of Little Red’s sugar cookie all over Early Bird’s mouth.
He stuck out his tongue and awoke.