Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Toddler Files Tuesday -- The Incredible Floating Rump

The amazing butt-in-the-air sleeping position is well-documented by moms everywhere. You know the one, where baby's bottom is so precariously high it seems the child is destined to topple at any moment.

How do they do this? Now that I'm 37, I'm wondering how they even get the thing up that high without throwing their backs out, much less how they sleep that way.

The crazy thing is, it seems to be a comforting position. Had a big tantrum? Teething? Hoist your heinie in the air, fall asleep, and you'll feel much better.

Who knows how they do it. I'm quite sure I would fall out of my bed if I tried. (You can tell I've considered it.) At the very least, I would wake up unable to stand upright for several days.

Ah yes, to be a toddler again, to fall asleep with my fanny aloft, wear spaghetti sauce on my shirt with pride, and be endlessly amused by random things dropped on the floor.


Kelly said...

I frequently witness that pose myself. So cute! They always look so content when sleeping with their rumps in the air. Personally, I think my legs would fall asleep.

Oh, The Joys said...

I don't know if it is true, but someone told me they were re-creating the position from being in the womb.

Who knows.

Cooks on the Coast said...

It doesn't seem possible that it would be comfortable but it seems to be. Ah, what a life. I want to be a toddler!

Damselfly said...

Oh, stop. You're making me jealous!

Shannon said...

And if you're a toddler, don't you get a daily allotment of like three tantrums a day?