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#1 Unatheowl

Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:43 PM

DH was tucking DS (2.5 years) into bed as he always does.  I think DS was a little tired.  He generally gets very distracted by things and once on a train of thought it takes some effort to get his attention.  

Anyway, DS was lying in his bed and DH turns his light off and tells him a story.  They were chatting about Ben 10 and the aliens and what have you and DH said "ok now time to sleep, you close your eyes and think about Ben 10".  DS said ok and wiggled a little in his bed and hit his head lightly on the headboard, no big deal.  DH was surprised that DS didnt say anything about it and was quiet so he went and turned on the light.  DS looked surprised/disoriented and said "oh, its only you??".

DH think it is possible he actually fell asleep quickly and then the light woke him up.

He has done about 3 things in his life like this that have struck me as weird and made my heart beat a little faster for a moment (eg looking really distracted in a converstaion and answering a TOTALLY different question and then "snapping" out of it).  Do other people's kids do the occaisional weird thing like this?  Should I be worried, and if so, about what?

#2 Wicked Witch!!!

Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:59 PM

I don't think there's anything to worry about. Start documenting it if you're worried and then you can see if it's getting worse or not.

Some kids are like this ... (oooh ... shiny!) I knew a girl ('Y') who was like this. We went to UnderWater World as a Guide group and the tourguide asked a question. Y sat and listened and then 2-3 minutes later she answered the question even though the subject had changed. She hadn't noticed that the conversation had moved on and didn't notice that everyone was scratching their heads when she gave her answer which was well thought out!!!

all the best!

#3 hawkchick

Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:01 PM

Kids do switch between awake and fast asleep very quickly...but you know your child best. If there's anything troubling you at all, it's always best to have it checked out.

I think it's always better to ask the question and be told it's nothing than to do nothing and always wonder...or look back and wish you had have acted on those motherly instincts.

Hopefully it's nothing.



#4 Unatheowl

Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:01 PM

Yes, Wicked Witch..he does seem a little lost in his own world sometimes.  He thinks about things so much and then comes out with the most amazing things later on.

#5 JaneMummy

Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:05 PM

Not meaning to be alarmist but my sister was a big day-dreamer and in her own little world and it was if she "lost time" during conversations.  It turns out she had epilepsy and was having petit mal seizures.  We didn't find out until she as about 6 - the teasing she received from the teacher and other kids was really awlful.

If you are concerned, please go your doctor and get your child checked out.

#6 Guest_CaptainOblivious_*

Posted 06 January 2011 - 09:50 PM

I'd get him checked just in case it is something like epilepsy , but on the fast sleeping thing our DD2 went to sleep in less than 30 seconds today. I was turning around in the car letting her have some of my maccas ice-cream (yes, I've handed in my PPB resignation already) in the back of our car today (and no, I wasn't driving) and I gave her a tiny bit on the spoon, turned back around to fix my seatbelt because it was digging into me and then turned back towards DD2 and she'd fallen asleep in that time with the ice cream dribbling out of her mouth.



#7 Unatheowl

Posted 07 January 2011 - 06:03 AM

QUOTE (janemummy @ 06/01/2011, 10:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not meaning to be alarmist but my sister was a big day-dreamer and in her own little world and it was if she "lost time" during conversations.  It turns out she had epilepsy and was having petit mal seizures.  We didn't find out until she as about 6 - the teasing she received from the teacher and other kids was really awlful.

If you are concerned, please go your doctor and get your child checked out.


Actually, epilepsy did cross my mind

#8 llg

Posted 07 January 2011 - 06:15 AM

QUOTE (unatheowl @ 06/01/2011, 09:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
DH was tucking DS (2.5 years) into bed as he always does.  I think DS was a little tired.  He generally gets very distracted by things and once on a train of thought it takes some effort to get his attention.  

Anyway, DS was lying in his bed and DH turns his light off and tells him a story.  They were chatting about Ben 10 and the aliens and what have you and DH said "ok now time to sleep, you close your eyes and think about Ben 10".  DS said ok and wiggled a little in his bed and hit his head lightly on the headboard, no big deal.  DH was surprised that DS didnt say anything about it and was quiet so he went and turned on the light.  DS looked surprised/disoriented and said "oh, its only you??".

DH think it is possible he actually fell asleep quickly and then the light woke him up.

He has done about 3 things in his life like this that have struck me as weird and made my heart beat a little faster for a moment (eg looking really distracted in a converstaion and answering a TOTALLY different question and then "snapping" out of it).  Do other people's kids do the occaisional weird thing like this?  Should I be worried, and if so, about what?




So your kid thinks about other things,   falls asleep quickly when really tired.   From what you have posted I wouldn't worry about it.




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