Monday, February 05, 2007

Friday, February 5, 1926

Friday, February 5, 1926

Albert came home from school looking so pale and tired. I began to feel as if all day school from the start is a little too much for him. Just as soon as he gets home he goes to the couch to lie down and roll. I’m trying to stop his rolling habit but he still tries to keep it up.

(Aunt Marjorie wrote, "Albert would lie on his back with his hands clasped behind his head and roll from side to side until he would fall asleep. He did that until he went to college. If he had any room mates he must have driven them crazy! Ned always slept with Albert and was used to it. When Albert left home, Ned laughingly said he had trouble going to sleep with nobody there to rock him to sleep. We never knew if Albert ever stopped rolling."

I wonder what we would do today with a child with this habit? What kinds of tests or sleep studies would be conducted?)

3 comments:

  1. I'm sure his rolling in bed released tension. He always was a nervous type person, but I didn't know it started so young. When he was in Harvard a doctor suggested he smoke to release the tension. Since he couldn't afford cigaretts he smoke a pipe. Can you imagine a doctor of today recommending smoking?

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  2. sister with the homestead9:41 AM, February 05, 2007

    Intersting how the legislature this session is pushing for all day kindergarten here in Indiana. When will we learn? It's just too much for a 5 year old. Was in 1926, and it is in 2006.

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  3. Six years later, and the all day kindergarten thing is in full swing in most areas. And it's not for fun. It is lots of sitting very still and listening for long periods of time. Ridiculous.

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