Ahh the joys of parenting a stubborn and independent 2 year old...it's time for another addition of Terrible/Terrific 2's-day.
Lately Amryn has decided that napping isn't really her thing. It's been pretty hit or miss lately as it whether or not she will take a nap on any given day. Yesterday, I had a job interview in the afternoon so I was gone around her usual nap time, so it was up to my hubby to fight with the mighty 2 year old over nap time. I get home about half an hour after he had put her down, and she is screaming from her bedroom, he has already gone in once to tell her it is time to sleep, but she is screaming "Ma-ma" so I decide that maybe I should go in and let her know that I have returned. I get into her room and she's standing in her crib with tears and snot running down her face and she says between sobs "sob Da-sob-da made me-sob- take a - sniffle-nap." I comforted her and told her that it was time for her to take a nap, and I layed her down and tucked her in with her bunny, and left the room. She continued fussing and screaming, until we just decided to go get her, which has been happening more and more lately when she just won't nap. She does okay for the most part without a nap, until about 7 or 8 pm when she totally looses it and becomes so clingy and whiny and just miserable, which usually leads us to say "Now see, THIS is why you need a nap!" Which of course doesn't convince her in the slightest that napping is necessary. I'm just really not ready for her to stop taking naps, I think that 1 1/2 to 2 hour break each day is as much (if not more) for my sanity as it is for hers.
2 days ago