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Dad Induced Giggles

Noah and I had a little just-us-boys trip last weekend, and on our last night away he got a serious case of the giggles. It was in the pitch black of our hotel room while I *tried* to get him calmed down and to sleep.

Except if there’s one thing this dad’s bad at, it’s actually wanting my kid to calm down and go to sleep. Bedtime is just too much fun.

So, I *may* have helped him not calm down and not go to sleep, too. I don’t remember. :)

Haha. Enjoy.

And a side note to Noah’s mom. I’m sorry for the seriously tired kid I delivered back to you.

But it was boys night. What’d you expect?

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

PS. Do any of you have a little too much fun at bed time to the point that you don’t want it to end?

36 comments
superpapi
superpapi

I am a single-papi with four young sons.  This is us most nights of the week!

 

anonanon
anonanon

OK, this is super random, but were you guys in the SLC airport early Sunday afternoon? I was walking through on my way to my flight home and could have SWORN I saw you and Noah walk by, I did a serious double take. If that was y'all that would be awesome!!

laughingmom
laughingmom

I keep hearing about all these "special bedtime moments"... Is that something that happens after they stop being two?  For us, an awesome bedtime is one in which I don't get kicked in the face.  I hope something like this is in the future (or that my son at least stops kicking by the time he's that big) because it sounds like a blast. 

MiriamJane
MiriamJane

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! I cannot tell you how many nights me and my kiddo have like this!!! the little giggle is AMAZING!!!  It makes me laugh so hard i have tears in my eyes!!!

KatieMosely
KatieMosely

This made me laugh after a seriously difficult day at work thanks so much for sharing!

Vicki Eden
Vicki Eden

so cute!!! I love their giggles, it makes your heart sing and it's good for your soul. Both of yours. Glad you guys had a blast!

Aprile Wood Massie
Aprile Wood Massie

Seriously awesome. Baby giggles always make me giggle. I love it!!

Meagan Pinales
Meagan Pinales

I can't tell you how many recordings of Oliver that I have of him just giggling and talking to himself as he falls asleep. Some of the best times he and I have had!

Lisa Foister
Lisa Foister

Just as funny was my dog's reaction. She was lying quietly on the bed by my feet, and as soon as I clicked 'play' she perked up and looked around for the squealing child. After about 20 seconds of cocking her head back and forth, she apparently decided it wasn't something she needed to care about and lay back down. :)

Martha Hill Moore
Martha Hill Moore

Lol...I could have said the exact same thing. I delivered my grandson, noah, back to my daughter yesterday...we kept him hopping!

Dana Athey
Dana Athey

I would love to see Noah laughing in a video that we can see him. He sounds hysterical! Lil I was trying to find one, maybe I'm not seeing them all. What a contagious laugh! Ha ha!

Joanna Ravlin
Joanna Ravlin

I also have a Noah. He's 7 and his giggle is my favorite sound in the world.

Roseann Burbank
Roseann Burbank

I just love tickling my Noah, too! His laugh is the best sound in the entire world, and his smile lights up my life. I love when we're on my bed doing stories, snuggles and our last chats for the evening before he goes to his bed. But we often get very silly like this and I love these moments more than anything. Thanks for the clip, just so precious!

Ariella Rosalie Galloway
Ariella Rosalie Galloway

Hey, Noah, I'm sick right now, a nasty flu, and you just made my day a million times better. Thank you for brightening my gloominess.

Endang Tri
Endang Tri

Hi Dan and Noah......best regard from me in Indonesia

Allegra Waggener
Allegra Waggener

That's awesome. The world would be a better place if we could all go to bed that happy every night....

Joanna Ravlin
Joanna Ravlin

One sleep deprived day is worth the lifetime of memories he's going to have about that giggle filled night with his dad. :)

Cindy Lyman Mattingly
Cindy Lyman Mattingly

If you need to laugh or smile..this will do it. Can not help to laugh along when you hear little Noah's giggles!

mbohn
mbohn

Awesome laughs...but I can't see the video...pardon me if I sound stupid but is this supposed to be audio only?  Glad you guys had fun.  have a good night with your little man!

TrishaCrabb
TrishaCrabb

yeah, seriously - you really sound like a seriously stern parent there dude :)

that made my Monday.

sealsamanda
sealsamanda

There are mornings like this where snuggling takes over the urge to be on time for school/work/etc.  I say enjoy the giggles as long as you can :0)

Kristabista
Kristabista

This post and video just made my day! I can't wait for bedtime already!!

 

Still Searching
Still Searching

LOVELOVELOVE this.... Yes, bedtime is awesome and I could see you just hovering the tickle finger above him.  In my twins, that makes them laugh even harder in anticipation of the tickles. I love your blog so much. Keep up the fantastic work :-D  

MiriamJane
MiriamJane

 @laughingmom my son used to be a tough one too! bedtime reading was easy because he loves books but i used to have to pin him down and hold him there until he fell asleep. I know another mom whose son was the same way! it does end I promise! You just gotta keep on em!

Single Dad Laughing
Single Dad Laughing moderator

 @mbohn Yeah sorry, I thought it was light enough to at least see something, but the video came through super dark.