Monday, October 27, 2008

The No Napping House

My 16 month old seems hell-bent on giving up naps. Really, I don't know how I am going to keep my sanity if I have two children who never nap and hardly sleep at night. My daughter gave up napping before she was two so I should not be entirely surprised by this, but it doesn't make it any easier.

I am with my children from 6:30 am (when they wake up) until 8 or 9 pm (when they go to sleep) EVERYDAY. I love them dearly, but for heaven's sake I would like just a few hours a week to myself. At least with my son napping I could have my daughter in quiet time and get a solid 30 minutes to myself. Times, they are a changin'.

Shoot me now, please!


Robyn said...

I would lose my ever-loving MIND if Bear didn't nap!! Have you considered Benadryl? Just a thought.

Joanne said...

Maybe still put him in his crib for "quiet" time. A few toys to occupy him and he might fall asleep anyway? Or maybe it's just a wakeful phase he's going through, and the nap will return? I loved my kids' nap times, it felt so necessary!

Emerald said...

My kids seemed to never have slept. Luckily, I did not need much sleep, but some quiet time would have been nice. No longer babies and I have survived. You will too, tired mom.