It’s morning. Perhaps 30 minutes or so after the toddler usually wakes up. While you hate waking up a sleeping child you know that if she sleeps much longer it will throw the days schedule off and you’ll pay for it later.
Step 1: Gently open the door and step into her room.
Step 2: Walk gently to her crib, speaking softly. “Good morning, baby girl.”
Step 3: Stop, with your hand on the rail of the crib and feel your breath leave your body as you look down at the peaceful sleeping baby.
Step 4: Rub her back a little, talk a little more. Get her clothes for the day out of her dresser drawers.
Step 5: Leave the room, make a little bit of noise in the hallway, start a load of laundry.
Step 6: Repeat steps 2 through 4.
Step 7: Decide that she must be really tired and give up, you’ll let her wake up on her own.
Step 8: Watch the monitor for 20 minutes, anxiously waiting for any sign of movement.
Step 9: Make yourself a cup of tea, piece of cinnamon toast, curl up on the couch and open your mouth to take a bite.
The end. The child is now awake and she’s about to steal your breakfast.