Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Is this the end of midday naps???

We struggled a couple of days last week, but I chocked it up to the heat as later in the week he started to nap again. We are now enjoying the same struggle this week, and yes, it is still hot, but...but I fear we are coming to the end of midday naps.

How can this be. He's not even 2. I'm pregnant. I need my 2 hours in the middle of the day to...to do things. Ok, maybe not actually do things, but I do need those two hours, if for no other reason than because I need a nap!

And the books...they all say he still needs to nap. Can't he read??? Doesn't he know what the experts are saying?

Sadly, as I sit here and type there is a chorus of 'MAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMA" leading me to believe that no, my little man is not up on the research and even if he is he's decided to buck the trend. What is a tired MAMAMAMMAMAMAM to do?

My options are simple I guess. I keep on trying to put him down, day after day and hope for the best. Go in his room every 15 minutes or so and remind him that he should be napping. Close his door, turn the monitor off, and pretend that he's sleeping! Start praying (to who???) that this, like head banging, food throwing and spitting, is just another phase. Let's hope it passes. Quickly.