Tuesday, October 19, 2010

{Real Life}

Being a mom to a toddler, who works from home, is a nutty adventure. Some days make more sense than others. I seriously think that there is more creativity that is exhibited from me in a day from my "mommy" duties than for klt:works lately. Nap time is golden in this venture. It's when I get things done (or sometimes I just drool -staring blankly at the computer screen). Regardless, it's needed by both of us in this house. Sayer is going through this little stage these days- he knows he has the power to get out of bed & he is abusing this power greatly! Today was seriously silly. In attempt to stall, he told me he wanted to take pictures with mommy. Well, I bit- his plan worked. I've found that sometimes all it takes is a mini photo shoot for him to settle down and sleep. Besides, I didn't think it wouldn't hurt to get something accomplished for the biz too. So, I gathered up some props, tees, & the camera and we headed off....

I never have to worry - Sayer lets me know when he is done (wink). While that isn't a yawn you see,  he did take a nap right after this photo shoot. It lasted long enough for me to edit some photos and write this. So, all is not lost in the world of klt:works production. I did get something done this afternoon. I now have some new photos of the owl tee that I didn't have before & my little model is honing his skills. If I am lucky, I will be able to upload some photos later today. Until then, it is time to go to the park..... 

*Also, if anyone that is reading this has some suggestions as to how to keep an adventurous toddler in bed at night, I am open (& grateful)  for suggestions. Thanks!


  1. Cute photos! One thing that worked great for keeping my busy toddlers in bed was this light: http://www.peekaboopicks.com/2010/05/14/goodnite-lite/ We use it for bedtime but I think it would also work great for nap time. If it makes you feel better, my kids have always been horrible nappers. Aiden hasn't taken a nap since he was 2 and Ireland has basically stopped. Makes getting anything done during the day a real challenge!

  2. i feel the same way over here about working with a toddler!

    when Dax was sayers age i bought one of those bed tents at target. it kept him in and he loved it! with cash we did a sticker chart for every night he stayed in bed and got a reward at the end of the week. for miss P we haven't had to try anything yet.

  3. I do remember what precious time those naps gave me to run around the house doing as much as I could before I myself was ready to crash.

    The only thing that worked with my daughter, who took these delay tactics to new heights, was to tell her I would take her "baba" away (her favorite blanket). I know it might sound harsh, but it gave her the choice to either listen or learn from it.

  4. Loving these pics Kristin! He has such character that comes through in photos.. I love the way you handle these moments. These requests might seem silly to us and time wasters but to our kids, it's a their way to show that they want to 'help out' and 'work beside mom'. I find it easier to do this during the day and right before bedtime. They go to sleep really pleased and at ease.

  5. Thanks you guys! It's actually really nice to know that I'm not alone. :) I had started making a sticker chart earlier, we'll go from there. I appreciate your suggestions! S is a really good sleeper so I've been pretty lucky up until this week. The dude is smart!
    Chantale, that was sort of my thought too. Thx :)

  6. just found your blog from mini must have. Adorable pictues! He is too darn cute.



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