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Am I hungry, or tired?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My daughter is at the age where she is almost ready to stop having a sleep during the day - but not quite. To manage this, I sometimes time it so we are having a drive, or I walk and push her in the pusher in the early afternoon . . and most of the time, she nods off.

It just occurred to me that quite regularly the last thing she says before she goes to sleep is 'I'm hungry" or "I want something to eat". Sure enough, half a minute later and she is asleep!

Now she is not yet 3 years old - so it is understandable that she might interpret one signal from her body as a different signal. The trouble is, I am not sure that I always get it right either!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NELLJONES 11/15/2012 6:41AM

    Enjoy these years. They sure don't last very long.

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PATTYKLAVER 11/15/2012 6:27AM

    What we learn from children is often amazing.

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WENDYJM4 11/15/2012 5:43AM

    what a lovely age. My youngest grandson is 4 years old. He says he is not tired but a couple of minutes he has nodded off.

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SUSANBEAMON 11/15/2012 12:58AM

  and it's something they will learn and forget, just like we did. relearning is work, but can be done,, over and over again.

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SHEYLANGEL22 11/14/2012 10:02PM

    Kinds are so cute.. my son always ask for water before bed time and sometimes for food too. I think it's most misinterpretation from being tired (trying to find energy from something else to keep them awake) they can always wake up and have a health snack :)

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