The naptime struggles around here have been real y'all. Lexie will be 3 in January and has already decided she doesn't need a nap. She's really great about being quiet and staying in her room. Too bad that backfired on us twice with her getting into sister's stuff. The first was the worst, at least in Abby's opinion with her finding some pez candy Abby had hidden in her nightstand and ate it.
The second time happened in between times I checked on her as I was peeking in more often after the first 'disaster.' The previous time I'd checked she'd looked nearly asleep but apparently she was just really good at pretending.
The next time I went back?
Permanent marker all over the night stand (not a huge deal - it's from Ikea and nothing a little chalk paint won't fix since the magic eraser won't take it off), Abby's bedskirt (again not a huge deal it's old and just plain white, easily replaced especially since it's on my 'dream list' that I want to hopefully be able to redo the girls room in the near-ish future) but she also marked all over her dress she was wearing from Church that day. Thankfully it wasn't a new dress and one from last year but it still fit nicely as did Abby's so they could match. Though this is the first piece of clothing (aside from holes in the knees of jeans) that I think any of them have ruined so I guess this was coming at some point. Now all coloring things I could find have been removed from the room. Hopefully there aren't any others hiding where I couldn't find them.
Last Thursday was our first nap success in a while with her falling asleep less than 20 minutes after I put her in her room. That's pretty good considering she had been holding out for close to an hour and 1/2 some days only to fall asleep right before naptime was over. Which means either I let her sleep later than I like or wake her and have her cranky. What age did your littles give up naps? Both my older two also started to struggle at his age and were doing quiet time instead of naptime at 3.
|She's got her 3 P's here: pink pillow, pink blanket and Pinkalicious (sometimes that's replaced with a Princess book but still a P ;) )|
So odds that writing about her recent success will backfire just the way writing about her struggles got her to start napping again? I'm betting I'm pretty much out of luck for a good nap for the rest of the week after that…..