Saturday, 5 May 2012
Let me preface this confession with a little cartoon that arrived in my inbox from my husband the other day:
I confess - I am totally guilty of trying to tire my kids out in the hopes that they will nap.
And I attempt this futile feat repeatedly.
With about a 0.0048% success rate.
I have also been guilty of falling asleep while the children played (and destroyed everything) around me.
And I may be guilty of dumping the children on Terry the nanosecond he walks in the door from work so that I can get a much needed break (nap).
Oy! I wish I could bottle a child's energy. That serum would kick the ass outta any Rockstar drink you could buy.
I've tried the opposite too. Bore the crap outta the children and make them sit with the dimmed lights for quiet time.
This doesn't work either.
I have to just admit to myself that the kids don't need naps anymore.
Well... that's not entirely true. They need naps... they are just too strong to fight into a nap anymore.
I should just count my blessings. Logan napped until Kindergarten and still naps occasionally. He needs it the most. And Lane napped until she was 2 and a half. That's more than most people get.
Do your kids nap? At what age did they stop?
I'm linking this confession up to all the other awesome confessions at All Work and No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something. Join us?