Here is an example of what is becoming an increasingly more typical morning for us. Kaelan hears me coming to get him up so he hides in his blankets as he continues to sleep:
I watch him for a while under the covers and he seemed to be genuinely asleep under there. When he is pretending to sleep he giggles so I know he isn't just playing with me. I gently tell him we have to get up. . . no response. I tell him a little louder and he grumbles a little, shifts positions, and is still again:
I pull some covers off and he grumbles at me again before proceeding to fall back asleep:
Me - Kaelan it is time for my baby to get up.
Kaelan - No baby!
Me - Not a baby? Is Kaelan a big boy then?
Kaelan - Big boy, no baby.
Me - OK then, big boys get out of bed, they don't sleep in cribs all day.
Kaelan - Kaelan baby!
I have been told I was difficult to wake up in the mornings as a young kid too, so I can't blame it entirely on Mike. . . don't tell him that though. I will take credit for our child being a ham though. Exhibit A:
Me at age 4 and Kaelan at age 2
By the way - Kaelan does normally sleep in pajamas but it was a warm night and I prefer to leave off clothes than to crank the AC too much. Secondly, those blankets in the bed with him were stolen from my clean laundry hamper the night before. The pink one is a throw for the living room and the blue one is a Cars towel. The boy is a nester!