Life as MommyMo

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Naps no more??

I knew this day would come, and I kind of had a feeling that it would arrive without warning. I think I might have been right. Sam has suddenly become very difficult to convince to take a nap. He'll go through the pre-nap motions in his room, but sleep? Not so much.

The kid went from napping for three to four hours to deciding naps are not cool. At all. For any length of time. Now, Daddy and I have been forcing the issue a bit because we're not completely convinced he will not terrorize us without a bit of mid-day sleep, but all Sam does is mumble in his room, play with cars and call out to us every now and again. He has drifted off eventually the last two days, but the peace only lasts about an hour. I know that still seems like a nap to most people, but is more like an accidental slip into unconsciousness for our child.

We'll see how it goes, but I think that next weekend we'll see how he does without a nap. Maybe we'll actually see the outside world between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. and get him to sleep past 5:45 a.m. A mom can dream.

The lovely photo you see above is result of my Valentine craftiness. I'm rather pleased with how they turned out. I'll try not to look when a bunch of preschoolers just tear into them as if they were purchased at *gasp* Target or something.

A final note, so as not to let it go without update. I should have placed a bet of some sort against myself. Hillary Clinton called... count them... TWENTY TWO times during Super Duper Tuesday. I feel like calling the NJ campaign headquarters and telling them that they lost my vote for precisely that reason. But I won't. That would be a lie since they never had my vote. As my coworkers are ever-so-amused by, I am not shy about saying I have a "candidate of choice." And, ahem, he swept the primaries yesterday.


Stingray said...

...and what's so bad about Target??? Was that a dig?

At least it wasn't...Wal-Mart. dum-dum-dummmmmmmmm.

Melissa said...

The treat bags look GREAT!

As far as naps go, maybe Sam doesn't need them anymore, but he'll still need some extra sleep so maybe your "quiet" time could come when he goes to bed much earlier than normal! We've done this - Camden no longer naps, but he hits the sack at 7:00 p.m. and then sleeps until 6:00 or 6:30.