Every morning when Rory wakes up, he does one of two things. He’ll either go straight into the living room and if I’m already up, he’ll say “Hi, Mama!” and hop up on my lap. If I’m still asleep, he’ll come into my room and crawl into bed with me. Not gently, mind you. He’ll literally crawl over me and lay in the middle of the bed, squirming under the covers until he is completely encased in blankets. It’s impossible to sleep through.
Yesterday, I thought I heard some commotion coming from Rory’s room, but I know better than to open the door to check unless I am 100% sure he is up. 99.999999% sure isn’t good enough. You don’t want to risk that one and a gazillionth chance that the child is still asleep and you wake them up by opening the door. They must be able to sense the pressure change in the room because there have been times that I have taken a full minute to just turn the knob to ensure complete silence, but the minute the door cracks one millimeter, the child’s eyes are wide and looking right at me.
Once when Kamryn was about 9 months old, I went in her room to check on her and tried to close her bedroom window without waking her. Of course the window made a nearly inaudible creak and she popped her head up. I immediately hit the deck and laid on the floor, parallel to her crib, in the hopes that she would go back to sleep. I was laying face down and heard her move around a little bit and then it was silent. Assuming she had fallen back to sleep, I started to get up and glanced toward the top of her crib where she stood staring at me with a big smile on her face. Guess who never had her windows open in her room again?
It’s rare that either of my kids will stay in their rooms once they wake up in the morning. Occasionally, Kamryn will get up, snatch my phone from my nightstand and go back to her room to play Angry Birds, but if that means more sleep for me, I’m happy to oblige. Rory, on the other hand, is up and out of his room before he is even fully awake.
So yesterday, when Rory did come out of his room, I was a little surprised to see him like this:
Those aren’t actually sunglasses, they are 3D glasses that we got when we saw The Lorax on Rory’s birthday. I didn’t know it when he came out of his room yesterday, but Rory knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got up. He wanted to play a 3D game on the computer. Without one single word, he got online and pulled up a game on Nick Jr. that could be viewed in 3D. I didn’t even know he knew it existed, much less knew how to navigate his way to it.
The boy never ceases to amaze me.