Sunday, February 10, 2008
We had a busy weekend. We usually have busy weekends and Ben happily joins us for whatever we have planned. He loves new places and faces and will usually sleep well in his carseat when it's time for him to go to bed. Not anymore it seems. I went to a home interior party on Friday (and won a clock...) and brought Ben (who can't stay home because he won't take a bottle) which is usually no problem. On Friday however I concluded that he is addicted to attention. As long as there is someone who will laugh, smile, play with or compliment him he will NOT sleep. His 7:45 bedtime came and went but he was still shmoozing by 11 when I had to drag him away from his admirer's and bring him home! We went to a friends birthday party on saturday night and he pulled the same thing! He went to bed at 11 again but was still smiling away until the last minute when he finally fell asleep in the car on the way home. I think that smile is going to get him his own way more then a few times as he gets older. He already knows how and when to flash that toothless grin and his mom is wrapping herself around his little finger!