Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Nap Time

Before Bruce came along, the weekend routine was set: be home between 1 and 3 PM for Marla's nap. Well, about the time Bruce was born was also when Marla decided to not really nap anymore. I think it's been a few weeks since we had an actual, on schedule, in bed, afternoon nap. Usually Marla just plays and talks until 2:30, at which point we give up and say "we'll just put her to bed early" (which often doesn't happen either). Pretty much the only way we can get an afternoon nap to happen is if one of us stays in her room and naps with her, or we're in the car and Marla falls asleep on her own.

A no-nap Marla is much less cooperative before bedtime than a nap Marla, but still, she's much less dependent on naps than she used to be. Used to be, she had to nap, or else the afternoon would be completely awful. Now afternoons are fine, and evenings are just slightly more difficult.

If your kids still take regular afternoon naps...lucky you!

1 comment:

Spartangoogle said...

Your dad still takes a nap between 1 and 3; I guess that qualifies as lucky for me.