Toddlers aren’t renowned for keeping quiet in the early mornings and N’s no exception. Although he is getting very good at creeping into bed with me in the morning without me realising. Always good to know I’m not being woken up (especially if I’ve not already heard the OH go out earlier as well).
Once he does wake up properly at around 6.30, or once my alarm goes off, we like to chill out.
Quite often we have the morning ‘change my nappy, I’ve pee’d’ chant. Occasionally he’ll want to sit on the toilet, although he’s usually already got a newly wet nappy.
He’s also started dragging various books in so we’ll have a morning reading session rather than at bedtime.
But this morning he was in full relaxation mode, sharing it with me as well.
We had ‘I standing on my head’ and ‘I upside down mummy’ as he was doing a downward dog yoga position.
‘Are you making a bridge or a tunnel?’ I asked.
‘I doing like Helen at Yoga Bugs’. Ah, their weekly yoga bugs sessions at nursery. Thankfully he wasn’t expecting me to do the same.
After a few attempts trying to persuade me to do the same, he gave up on the yoga and decided it was time for some hairdressing. Not his of course, but mine. So I had him brushing my hair while I lay in bed. Very relaxing (until he was brushing my hair over my face).
He wasn’t impressed when I went to have a shower and wash my hair.
‘No mummy, your hair’s brushed. Not wash it’. It almost created a meltdown. Not so relaxing in the end!
How do your children like to wake you up?