Friday, August 6, 2010
There is a certain time of the day that is my absolute favorite. A time when the cartoons go off, the house goes relatively silent and this mama can grab a book or her computer and just relax.
Nap time. That oh so magical time when my youngest, Gage, lays down for his much needed recharge and my oldest, Brayden, is sent off to our family room to do something quietly while his brother sleeps. Nap time is most certainly my favorite time of the day.
Recently though Gage has been fighting his naps tooth and nail. Before he would whine for a few minutes but then ultimately roll over and sleep for a few hours. Now nap time has been something like this: Whine, Cry, Whine some more, roll this way and that way, adjust his pillow, pee, adjust his pillow again, make random noises, play with his hands, fidget, ask for a drink, roll around some more, whine.... you get the idea. He'll lay there and ultimately not sleep a wink.
Brayden took naps clear until he was 4 and a bit after, so I suppose to just naturally expected Gage to be the same way. Not. So. Much.
This mama is not ready at all to give up her 2 glorious hours of relaxation every afternoon, but I have to ask, at 3 and 1/2, is this the end of Gage's naps?