This is November 4th another day in my adventure in babysitting. Kate is not sleeping very well during the day. Her naps have been cat naps. They only last about 30 minutes before she wakes up. When I put her down I try everything to see what might help keep her asleep. Nothing seems to work. The thing is she is sleeping great at night. Last night she slept right through from 7:30 pm until this morning at about 7:30 am. Maybe she just can't stand to stay asleep during the day because she wants to spend all the time she can with me.
Every kids has their own ways. It's just another illustration of how we are all so different. Parents have to be patient and observant to figure out what makes each new child tick. As I say it's an adventure. Actually the same is true for all our relationships...and we never run out of new things to learn about each other. Kate (and all people really) can be a mystery but a fun one to try to explore.
Welcome to the greatest adventure of life...exploring the mystery of those around you. Here is Kate. Does she look tired to you?
~ Love, Poppi
Poppi's Adventures in Babysitting
Jim Kemna (Poppi) was the Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri until he retired at the end of June 2016. Now Jim is becoming an active grandparent. He is babysitting for his one month old granddaughter Katie. Before retirement Jim was responsible for assisting his bishop in promoting the vision of catechesis throughout the diocese. See Meet the Project Team for more information about this author.