Up to this point my kids have all been excellent nappers. My oldest would nap well after his 6th birthday on the weekends. But now, it seems, my napping days are over. My glorious me time, where I blog, read, relax, stare into space, and take a breather are all slipping away. My middle son (who just turned 5 in Oct.) is just not falling asleep. The old tricks are not working, he is simply not tired. His body no longer seems to need the mid day rest no matter how much I try to convince him. He is not misbehaving or trying to stay up, he lays down and closes his eyes. Then nothing. It is just not like him. When he is ready to do something, it's done. I have even stooped to bribing. I know, I should be kicked out of Mommy Club for this act alone, but what was I to do???? I desperately didn't want to lose my selfish time....
Oh well, time for the next phase in childhood. Remember the sweet sleepy times and cherish the awake fun times, right???? (but I do mourn over you, alone time.)
Laying It Down
1 month ago