Graedon still takes long afternoon naps. For that, I am thankful.
When I put him to bed, he always asks me to lie down next to him and sing him a song. His favourite is "the moose song", aka Down By The Bay. He giggles at every verse I make up. I can see his little mind imagining the moose kissing a goose, the snake with the garden rake and the mouse in a tiny house.
Sometimes he asks me for songs I don't know. Sometimes he makes up his own. Sometimes he mixes up songs. The other day he sang The B-I-B-L-E...you know the one? He finished it off as, "...the B-I-B-L-Eeeee! Eye-ball!" Close, Graedy, close!
I've never been one to lie down with my kids when they go to bed. I'm usually pretty tuckered out by that time, and if I were to do that with each kid, it'd be midnight before I hit the sack. I really do enjoy the few minutes alone with Graedy, though. He's pretty great.