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    Thursday, September 18, 2008

    The Joyfulness Is Over


    Nap time as we know it seems to be coming to an end in my house. Samantha is at preschool, and as has always been the way, Jackson naps after lunch, coincidentally while Samantha is at said preschool. But the last few days have been unpleasant for both of us, and he is, even now, up there yelling for me, suddenly VERY displeased with where his afternoon keeps finding him.

    So, naps are going by the wayside here shortly, I would guess. Sigh. So much for "mommy down time" every day. Wonder if there's a preschool close to hers that takes 2-year olds at the same time? Hmmm. And I wonder just how much hooking I would have to do to fit that into the already-stretched-to-its-limits-for-preschool #1-budget.

    He is not amused right now.
    I am not amused right now.
    Daddy will not be amused when he comes home to Mommy who is grumpy from no down time, and Jackson who is grumpy from no nap time.

    So if Samantha has a FABULOUS day at preschool, she will probably be amused. But that'll be about it around here. Craptastic.


    Missives From Suburbia said...

    NO! NO! No way. It can't be that time yet. Have you tried drugging him?

    If he gives up naps, he is sooooo not allowed to hang out with my kid. I'm just sayin'. I don't need anyone putting ideas in his head.

    Anonymous said...

    I've got to tell you, the only way I keep my sanity is by putting Alex down for his nap daily. He went through this, too, but then got back on track--hope it's just a phase!

    Carrie said...

    You know what this means, don't you? You have just about joined the "if you don't want to nap, then watch some cartoons in bed, cuz you ain't staying up buddy" club. Yeah. And if the cartoons don't help him drift off to sleep, try a book. Just as long as it's not from the library. Don't forget to say "I WUUUUUV you!!" as you shut the door behind you. Ignore any sounds. And make sure you move the crib away from any walls and light switches, if he's still in the crib. :)

    Kae said...

    NOOOOOO!! He's only 2!! Doesn't he know that? Maybe you should have a little talk with him and explain the facts of life.....that little boys and girls nap until they are 18 so he has a few more years to go.

    Hope he snaps out of it - and fast!

    mary n said...

    we get "quiet time in the crib" if he's not napping that particular day. if not, take him to the park in the morning and run him ragged. we're not ready to give up our mommy time.