So I cut his nap short by almost an hour, I put him down at regular time, and I made certain that any other factors that may result in an early rising were averted (e.g. leaky diaper, hungry tummy, etc.) Barring an extra tooth or a tractor actually entering the house, there would be nothing other than his little clock that could lead to an early morning.
What I didn't expect was his sister's early rising. She who had no nap, went down with a full tummy and empty bladder, and by all accounts should have slept to at least 6:30, decided to begin her morning at 5:30.
She was quiet, she crept into our room, and she cozied up to wait for the mandatory 6:00 to appear on the clock before she's allowed to even think about going downstairs.
At 5:35 the tell-tale sound came from yonder crib on the other side of the house:
Other than an entire pot of coffee and the momentary nervous breakdown?
2 years ago