Sesame Street Sleep Addiction

I’m not particularly proud of this revelation, but feel the need to share. It worked beautifully for us this weekend.

We were in Wisconsin for a wedding and staying at a hotel. Even though Fia is really adaptable, she doesn’t always sleep great on the road. Plus there’s a time change.

The first morning she woke up at 5 a.m. My husband was on baby duty, so he stumbled in her room, dog-tired and had either a brilliant epiphany or a catastrophic idea that will further enable her Sesame Street addiction.

Since she is already a Sesame Street fanatic, Phil put her in the crib with an hour long show on his computer and propped it on the bed like this:

sesame street jail

We named it Sesame Street Jail. She likes being behind these bars.

Phil climbed in another bed in the room with a pillow over his head, trying to block out Elmo. It wasn’t a perfect hour of sleep, but it did the trick. And now we are obsessed with the little red guy. He’s a miracle.

For the next 4 mornings, we have gotten accustomed to this new way of life. We’re going back home tomorrow. Surely we will have withdrawal. I don’t know who it will be harder on. Us or her. Maybe both. Sesame Street Anonymous anyone?

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  1. by Geralyn B McLaughlin

    On July 4, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Appreciate the honesty! Here is another idea – try running a slide show made up of fun pics from family events, everyday adventures, etc. Might be just as entertaining and potentially easier weaning after travel is over. Just a thought.

  2. by vintage vintage

    On September 20, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Willa ~ Hee hee, love the whopping great backlist! My least favorite thing to do – the synopsis. Or as I call it, the suckopsis – this is the 3-5 page summary of the book. Its like trying to do dental work on yourself – painful, nearly impossible and you have to twist yourself into impossible angles.

  3. by Contessa Fritchley

    On September 22, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Miley Cyrus has payed tribute to Jackass legend Ryan Dunn, sadly killed in a car accident last week.