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My 19mo dd really only wants to lay around in the mornings...never plays actively, runs, does stimulating activities, etc...she prefers to eat a big breakfast and then just lay on me and read stories until her nap. Occasionally we watch her Pooh DVD too. She just lays around till her nap about 3 hours later. If I try to take her out, she throws herself around and is mucho crabby.<br>
I just go with it and let her have a chill morning, but I am starting to wonder if she is getting enough sleep...(she sleeps about 11 hours a night, and 2 hours during the day.) I also feel guilty leting us laze about in our jammies till 11, when we go back to bed for an hour or two. I am wondering if anyone else has sluggish toddlers... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sleeping.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sleeping">
 

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my 27 month old loves to laze around in the mornings too.... he watches sesame street and when i turn the tv off, he will play quietly with his trucks (laying on the floor or across the couch)... he is ok with going out and doing things too, but i think he would much prefer me let him just take it easy in the mornings, of course i cant always do that and sometimes we go outside and play too (he has a better nap if we play outside).
 

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My ds is 23 months and is often this way too. I'd say about 70% of mornings he just wants to lay on the couch and nurse and look out the window or at Blue's Clues if I put it on. I can usually get him dressed and ready to do something outside by 10:30 am or so, and he doesn't nap until 1:00 so that gives us a good play outside, or I can get some errands done.<br><br>
His really energetic part of the day is around 5 or 6 pm, and he doesn't go to sleep until 9 or 10 pm. It'll be interesting to see if this is a pattern that continues with him as he matures - he's always been more of an evening person.<br><br>
Other days when I have to get something done early, he seems ok with that too, but his preference is to take it easy until later on.
 

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We've always had lazy mornings & I love it. Both my kids seem to need a little time to wake up & get started. They both like to be up for an hour or so before they eat too.<br>
But once they get going.....................
 

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This is exactly the opposite of Madyson. she wakes up raring to go each mornign and stays that way until bedtime. she's a VERY high energy kid with a passion for imaginary games. enjoy your lazy mornings with your kids. It's better than being on the go from 7am until 8:30 or 9pm. Naptime is being phased out also so I have no idea how I am going to make it from morning until night. I don't know how her sitter does it.<br>
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My 23 month old son and I have pretty lazy mornings as well. He's usually up by 7:00am and after he nurses there is no way I can keep him in the bed, so I have to get up with him and take him downstairs. I am SO not awake that early (same with DH) that we got into the habit of letting him watch TV (commercial-free, like Noggin) or DVDs (loves Elmo) while we doze over our coffee. It's turned into a very relaxing time where he snuggles on the sofa with me (or us, on weekends) and just hangs out until he starts yawning again (around 9:30am) and goes up to take a nap. Sometimes, like this morning, he only watches a little bit and then we read or play quietly together on the floor, but we're always in our jammies late into the morning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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oh, could we trade children <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">? J/K of course, but oh how I wish Sophie was like that sometimes? Now, I must say it would be very challenging to get her ready to go to work with me in the a.m (gym childcare facility) but sometimes that would be blissful. She is very much a morning person and does NOT do well when she stays up late (just like me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: ); she is a go go go girl constantly. Enjoy it!
 

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The only time my dd is lazy is the morning, and I've grown to love it. She's so active the rest of the day, that I hate to try and change this - it's working for us. She doesn't want to eat first, either, so often we just go back to bed and watch TV (bad mommy, I know!).
 
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