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At present, Austin is still depending on brief afternoon nap to keep him sane especially in the late evening. One afternoon, after returning from Sunday services, I was trying to put Austin to nap. Putting him in bed, he looked active with eyes open. He didn’t seem to response to his typical need. No doubt, he took a pretty quick cat nap on the way home, I was quite confident he would succumb to his daily ritual very soon. Honestly, I was hoping so that I could have some personal time. 

In order to calm him down, I told him to count from 1 to 100 with his eyes closed.

So as he was laying on bed, Austin quickly counted, starting from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10..up to 100. He didn’t miss even one number. After completed within 2 minutes, he told me “I am done!”. So, I told him, “Why don’t you doing the reverse, try to count down from 100 to 0 with your eyes closed. This time, please count it softly.”

So, he began, “One hundred, ninety nine, eighty eight, seventy seven, sixty six, fifty five, fourty four, thirty three, twenty two, one and zero!”.

And, then he yelled,”Mommy, I am done!”

Oh dear! He was still wide awake. Forget it about napping, let’s rise and play.


Last Updated (Sunday, 01 February 2015 16:37)