1) I just want to see that he's really asleep.
2) I love this little guy more than words can describe. Seeing him one more time before I go to sleep is simply a way to end my night on a great note.
3) To make sure he's breathing.
4) In the horrid event that in the morning he WASN'T breathing, or was STOLEN, I would want to be able to tell the police/medics/ambulancy-people what time I last saw him.
Not so normal.
I don't know if other people think about this. I've read way to many news stories about abducted kids. In the article somewhere it always says the parents last saw the child at 8pm, or something like that, when the child went to bed. In this situation, time is of the essence. The smaller the window of time, the better. This translates to me that I need to see him at the last possible moment (before I go to bed) and check on him again first thing in the morning when I wake up. If I happen to make a night-time potty sleep break, I'll check on him then, too.
Am I crazy?