I went in to check on the boys tonight before bed and made two surprising discoveries.
1. I found Alpha asleep on the ground perpendicular to the bed.
2. Zulu had been sleeping on Alpha’s bicycle bell.
I honestly can’t totally explain either of those. We recently moved Alpha into a big boy bed after I caught him coaching himself out of bed (leg up over the rail, saying “tarefully…tarefully”). He’s fallen out twice, so we’ve resorted to this high-tech solution which has worked well, so this was a surprise.
But I don’t actually know if he fell out of bed. It looks more like he climbed out of bed and snuggled into the floor.
Which is kinda weird. So maybe he did roll out of bed. I have no idea. Anyway, he’s safely back in bed and barely woke when his daddy tucked him back in.
And then there was Zulu.
He demanded I pick him up (it had been forever since I’d last fed him), which was when I realised he’d been sleeping very deeply draped over a plastic bicycle bell.
I know how the bell got there – as soon as I saw it I remembered Alpha complaining about dropping it in his brother’s cot. What I find bemusing is the fact that (a) I lay him down on top of it, and (b) he didn’t move away from it.
Okay, (a) may not be that surprising. But (b)? That’s nothing short of a miracle. My kids do not lie still when they sleep.
Unless they’re lying on bicycle bells, apparently.
So, I’ve learned two things today.
1. My boys can really sleep just about anywhere…and
2. They’re weird.