The Secret is Out

3 Mar

I want my kids to take good naps.

No, I need my kids to take good naps.

For my sanity and their safety.

So the other day as I was driving, I glanced in the rear-view mirror and saw that my little dude was starting to fade.

I had to act fast!

If he falls asleep in the car, he does not transfer well into his crib. And we were only minutes away from the house.

He needed a distraction. Something to keep his interest. To keep him awake for a few. minutes. longer.

With my eyes still on the road, I reached over to the passenger seat and grabbed the first thing I could get my hands on.

I called his name and threw whatever-I-had-grabbed at him.

I heard the sound of pages turning.

Sweet! It’s working.

Smiling to myself {since I had such a brilliant solution and all}, I glanced back to check on my little man…

Ummm…

OK, not my finest parenting moment…but hey, at least it kept him awake.

Mission accomplished.

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10 Responses to “The Secret is Out”

  1. Juls March 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    AWSOME! I’ve been known to blast the radio. Perhaps that’s why they never seem to hear me. 🙂

  2. Gina March 3, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    That is awesome!!!!

    • amberomega March 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

      When I first saw him holding it, I was horrified, but then thought it was pretty hilarious!

  3. Sally Peterson March 4, 2012 at 3:01 am #

    Nice!!!!

  4. hazelsgirl March 4, 2012 at 5:46 am #

    So funny! you are a natural:)

  5. cre8tivgrl March 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm #

    haha! LOVE IT!!!

  6. Judy Nadler March 4, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Did he pick out your Mother’s Day gift? So much to choose from!

  7. Janet March 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm #

    Funny, Amber. Sure seems to have gotten his attention!

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