Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Day 336.

Noah might be giving up his nap (no nap 3-4 times in the past week). Rewind about a year and a half ago to when Dylan started giving up her nap, and you'll find an over-agitated Hilary, constantly thinking about sleep and determined to get that nap in. I was not afraid to threaten, bribe or beg. Seriously, I thought it was the end of the world if she did not take a nap.

Ok, go back to the present time. Noah gives up his nap? Who. Cares.

Is that really how different it is with the second kid? Am I that much more relaxed?

Definitely a little more relaxed, but more, I think it has to do with the fact that we will have so much more time in the day for fun if he doesn't nap. As it is now, Dylan and I have two hours - make that three hours - by the time we read books, get him down, allow for cuddle wakeup time (which I will miss) etc.). It takes up most of our afternoon, and by the time lunch is over and we've had our nap/quiet time, it's basically time for me to start cooking dinner!

I am grateful for my chillness about naps.

So he takes a nap, so he doesn't. Newsflash: it's just not that big of deal. I won't stop trying, but I also won't start losing sleep over it. I promise this time around not to bribe or whine or beg. I promise that I won't waste my whole afternoon laying down with him just so he'll close his eyes. I promise I won't get angry when he cutely smiles up at me from his crib, puts his hands out and with full drama says, "I just can't sleep!" I promise I won't even get frustrated that he's singing Old MacDonald instead of at least TRYING to sleep. Let's let this one go, and just enjoy having no kids who have to take naps. It only means longer trips to the zoo and more fun in the afternoons! 2:00 playdate anyone?


  1. Has anyone seen Hilary? Wait, where did you go? No, seriously, I'm glad you can be so relaxed about it. Really glad. Here's to exciting afternoon adventures in your future! Love you!

    Oh yeah...and cooking dinner? What's that? I've never heard of it.

  2. that's exciting! I almost can't wait to be at that stage...not that I'm wishing for Ellie to be almost 3...yikes. But, you have so much more freedom. Blessings as you find new adventures with your extra hours!

  3. Woo-hoo! I'm sure that you will have many fun things to do to replace those nap hours! And the best part is (at least at our house), when there is no afternoon nap, bedtime goes soooo smoothly and the kiddos fall asleep so fast~!