Our son and his toddler bed were a little interesting this weekend. This was the first time for him to sleep in the bed during the day, aside from the very first time we set it up last Sunday. When he laid down in the bed all week at night, he didn't really try to play for very long. I'm assuming that's because it was too dark to do anything. But during the day! During nap time! That is a different story all together.
Saturday was horrible. We took all the toys we could out of his room, covered his window with a thick blanket to help block out the light, then let him try to sleep for an hour. Whenever he got up, we would go in silently and lead him back to bed and then leave. When that didn't work, Travis finally sat next to the bed and held him down. He cried for 10 minutes straight, but then finally calmed down enough to sniffle to sleep. Travis left him before he had fully fallen asleep.
Sunday was a complete 180. We took all the toys out before we closed Aiden in. I decided to let him give it a try on his own for 30 minutes on his own. I went in a couple times to lead him silently back to bed, but after 25 minutes there was nothing but silence from his room. Gooooo Aiden! Seriously, awesome moment in parenting.
Sunday afternoon, we took Aiden to a kids' hair salon. Since things didn't go so smoothly the first time around, we let the salon have a go.
Here's the shaggy mullet before:
Unfortunately, they didn't have much better luck than we did. Aiden could NOT STAND that some stranger was touching him.
He kept leaning away from the hair stylist, screaming "No!" Poor kid. The whole thing took no more than five minutes, but I'd bet anything that Aiden would rank it in the Top 5 Worst Moments of His Life. Right up there with vaccinations and being held down at nap time.
Since this was a salon for kids, Aiden sat in a car during his hair cut and got to watch an Elmo movie. The two of those together were not enough to calm this boy for a five minute hair cut. What has the world come to?