Monday, June 05, 2006

"To sleep, perchance to dream - ay, there's the rub."

Dear Peanut,

I realize that at some point you will go from 3 naps to 2 naps to 1 nap and some glorious day 0 naps. Today is not that day. Peanut, when you are tired, it is my job as mommy to assist you in taking a nap. I make your room dark, give you a kiss and a dozen binkies to get you on your way. Two out of three times a day this works just fine. I'm guessing you think you are ready for only two naps a day. I would agree if not for the samsonite under your eyes by 5 pm. You get a little cranky and nothing will satisfy you. As your mommy I have to say I think a little catnap would make it all better.

Since you take two decent naps I don't think this last one needs to be as long as the first two and sometimes we bend the rules. The first two must take place in your crib by yourself. The third can be in the crib or on my lap. Why oh why do you fight this? I guess 45% of the time you end up in your crib crying until your daddy gets home or I give in and let you off the hook (figure of speech, I don't actually hang him on a hook). If I give up and you do not nap, you are cranky until you are back in the crib for bed.

I love you Peanut, but work with me a little bit.



Paper_whore said...

One of my favorite memories of Gavin as a baby was reading a book while he napped on my chest. I know that doesn't make you feel any better, but I just thought I'd share. :0)

Mutt said...

You know, in a funny way it does make me feel better. It reminds me of doing the same with Peanut. For the first month or so he only napped on me. I used to read and work puzzles while he slept. Mostly I just took it all in. He was and is so sweet and soft. During those times it really hits me what being a mommy was all about.

Kevin said...

Gavin usually takes a nice long nap in the early afternoon. what drives me crazy is on days where we are out and I want him to stay awake longer he will get fussy and want to sleep, on days where I need a break or something needs to get done around the house he will nap for 25 minutes and whine for the next hour.