Wednesday, December 9, 2009

When To Call It Quits

Roo has had sleeping issues her whole life (all 32 months of it). It took over a year to get her to sleep through the night, she sleeps restlessly, she was a kicking co-sleeper, etc. etc. etc...

Lately, at least twice a week, she's been forgoing her naps.

Those sweet, blissful two hours that I love during the day.

Those wonderful, quiet two hours that I work during, twitter during and read endless blogs during.

Those perfect hours that are alllllll mine, and no one else.

Sure, when she doesn't nap she crashes at 7pm and I get those hours back, but I like my break during the day (especially when I'm exhausted and need to lay listlessly on the couch). Plus I like having my kid up at night so we can play longer and she actually gets time to spend with her Daddy.

And I know that around her age kids tend to drop their naps all together... but there are a few out there that guarantee some kids will hold on to their naps until their four.

I don't know why I'm questioning it so much, but I am.

And it's not like she gets super cranky without her naps, she just wears down around 5pm and is slow until she crashes at 7pm. I can deal with that, but do I have to?

Or better yet, do I want to?

3 comments:

Krysten Hartenstein said...

Yikes no naps sounds like no fun at all!!

Sophia's Mom said...

Thanks so much for entering my giveaway and visiting my blog! I am now following your blog.

I agree with Krysten, no naps sound like no fun at all.

I work part time and I like to have my kiddo up for a few hours after I get home from work.

Wish I had some advice to pass algo...

http://www.thewannabewahm.com

Congrats on the baby on the way!
I'll be launching a nursery design on a budget website in January. I hope you will check it out.

MammaDucky said...

One of my twins still naps, while the other only occasionally naps. They are four. My son, naps like a champ but still has sleep issues. He wakes up at night more times per week than he sleeps straight through the night. Give and take, says I. Even if she does not nap, put her in bed, give her a book or two and tell her it's quiet time. My girls go to their room at naptime, regardless if they nap or not.