Children have a set bedtime for a reason—it’s so important for infants and toddlers alike to take routinely naps and sleep early at night so they get ample rest. It’s when they sleep that they also grow the most as well. Although sleeping is so crucial for them, it’s evident that they don’t necessarily enjoy nap times, or when they have to cut their playtime short, in order to go to bed early at night.
If you’re a parent, you know that some kids will do pretty much anything and everything to stay up late, or avoid that afternoon nap. And it seems like the toddler in the video below is trying to something similar, but the only difference is that he’s not giving any excuses.
While sitting on the floor, this little boy is trying his bestest to stay awake with his best friend, the family dog. The pup looks on as the boy tries to keep his eye wide open. It’s hilarious when he starts to sway back and forth—that’s when you know that sleep is winning over the will to stay awake longer.
His friend, the dog, stayed right by his side the whole time to ensure that the baby doesn’t fall to the floor while he starts to doze off. This is such a special way for the dog to show that he cares for the little boy.
From rocking back and forth, the boy needs some support or soft cushioning to sleep on and that’s when the dog comes into action. Watch how the child knows that he can seamlessly depend on his pet to give him his back so he can rest—literally!
This is not only a very funny/cute video, but one that also shows the importance of the relationship between children and their dogs. We’re so glad that mom caught this on camera!
Click on the link below to watch the entire episode unfold. If you enjoyed this clip as much as we did, then don’t forget to share it with family and friends and put a smile on their face!