Monday, January 14, 2013

The Nap Time Battle

On the weekends I look forward to a little quiet time with Josh (or sometimes without if he's out doing something) while the girls nap.  Lately Annika has decided that she's too big for naps which is fine since she will sit and quietly watch a movie for an hour or so.  Annabel will sometimes nap for 2-3 hours at a time and then sometimes she refuses to nap at all.

Saturday was a nap refusal day.  She had fallen asleep in the car on the 2 minute ride home from Kohls.  I carried her upstairs and laid her in her crib but she just kept crying.  And crying.  And crying some more.  I went to check on her after about 5 minutes and she was face down in the crib whining so I assumed that sleep was coming soon.  I was wrong.  After 20 minutes of crying I went to get her and she was giving me the most pitiful look in the entire world holding her little chubby arms up for me to pick her up.  I can't refuse her when she gives me that look and reaches for me!

I brought her downstairs and she played with Annika for about an hour which was great because it allowed me time to clean the kitchen floor which is what I wanted to do it in the first place while she napped.

Then I brought her in the dining room to eat a snack.

Half way through the snack I found her like this.

Stubborn girl wanted to nap on her own terms when she wanted to!

1 comment:

  1. Elena is stubborn, too. I let her cry as long as I can, and then if she keeps it up, I just go get her. I can't stand for her to just cry and cry, and she will, stubborn thing. But she doesn't fall asleep, either, not anywhere but her carseat or crib. If she doesn't nap, that girl will make herself stay awake! It's awful. And if we try to put her down too late in the day, forget it. There's no nap happening and then she's miss crankypants all night. Fortunately, she naps most days.