Tick Tock Daddy.
Written on February 2, 2006 by Kevin.
One of the many things that parents try to do with their children are getting them into schedules. This has worked great for us when it comes to bed time and Rylan falls asleep quickly. We tried to get into a bath schedule and hoped to give Rylan a bath each evening before bed but that has since folded and we simply give him a bath when necessary. Schedules can be a beautiful thing.
Now that Rylan is over 3 months old, you can certainly see changes in him and he is making his own schedules. Everyday my wife asks me around 3:00pm if I am going to be leaving work on time. The job that I have can sometimes keep me over quite a bit so this is a valid question. In the past, she wanted to know for her own sake but now with Rylan, they both want to know if I will be home on time.
My wife has noticed recently that Rylan seems to get extremely fussy when I am not home by 4:20pm each day. If I stop at the grocery store or am running late from work, he sits at home waiting for me. Waiting and crying while my wife tries to soothe him with no luck. Once I get home however, he is back to his peaceful self. Others may see this as something else, but to me, this shows intelligence in Rylan. The fact that he seems to know that I am running behind amazes me.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this?