What this post's title is referring to is Soren's nap. The formerly blissful, 2 hour chunk of my afternoon where the house was deliciously still and quiet, save for some fussing from Jude (which is peanuts compared to the tete-a-tetes with my 3 year old).
|The look of a child desperately in need of a nap but refusing to take one.|
The final straw for Chris early this evening was when he kept calling "Chris" not "Daddy". Isn't he too young for that? :). We made it yet another early bedtime.
"Quiet Time" in his bedroom works sometimes, but now with a baby also trying to nap in the adjoining room, I sometimes need to cut quiet time short. Like when things are being thrown and high-pitched scream-complaints are being hurled at me down the stairs. Along with little feet sneaking back down the stairs too.
I've tried the TV too, but S just isn't able to sit and watch a movie for long. I'm hoping that might change, and am not willing to give up on that just yet.
I know it's selfish, but I just need a break from this supernova! His energy level is full-blast from pre-sunup (he gets up before 6am) until he crashes at night, which is hard to endure day after day. Chris and I try to set up activities for him, like playing with dough...
It's been a tiresome week, both at night and by day for me. Any suggestions on how things worked for you when your child gave up naps?