it’s no secret that toddlers would rather not go down for a nap. there are so many better things to do than drift off into a foggy dreamland without mommy, without kitty, without toys and without…television.
television has never been more interesting to Hill as it is now. he’s in it for the commercials. he has favorites. favorite girls at favorite vocational schools. favorite cars driving favorite roads. favorite appliances. favorite Indian Casinos etc. its an absolute whirlwind of familiar favorite things.
his morning routine is simple: he wakes up at about 930, we sing a good morning song, give gratitude to the Lord and to each other, have milk & fruits w/warm cereal, and watch television; half Wendy Williams (whom he adores) and half Judge Mathis (whom I adore). during Hill’s hour long love affair with television commercials, that warm cereal starts to set in and his eyes get a little lower. oh but he’s a fighter. Lord forbid he miss the Gratton Casino commercial and pass up a chance dance. ham. or what if mom gets on Tumblr and I miss an american apparel post? hipster. or if a news reporter comes on and has something to tell him directly…because, after all, she is looking right at him and talking. flirt.
our routine is strict in this matter because Hill does have the will to stay up all day long and not think twice about it. and where there’s a will, there’s a way. everything off at 12noon. by 12:15 he’s asleep. it’s that easy. no laptop, no visible iPads or iPhones or remote controls. television off. I recommend this method to moms and caregivers who are having an impossible time getting their 1 year old to nap.