Nap time… it was the time when I had at least an hour and a half to myself… to get done what needed to be done here at home without interruptions from the kids. Notice the “was”?
It seems that one little 4 year old has decided that, although he is sleepy and starts to fall asleep when he closes his eyes, he no longer wants to nap. *Sigh*
For 5 days we fought the nap time battle… and for 5 days he won. Abby would be sleeping peacefully in her bed and he would just be tossing and turning. I tried laying down with him, thinking maybe he would sleep if he knew that I was next to him… no such luck. So he won… I had bags to sew and a house to keep cleanish, and a battle over sleep just didn’t seem worth it.
The problem is that he definitely still needs his naps… the crabby factor was pushed up a notch (for both of us) on the non-napping days and there were a few nights where he had night terrors. So I kept trying… and yesterday, after not having had a nap since last Friday, Noah slept… and all was right again!
I’m hoping for another successful nap time today… we were outside playing and getting some fresh air (with the hopes that two little ones will fall asleep faster after lunch)… little legs were running up and down hills, peddling their bicycles and tricycles in circles, and taking little bodies all over the yard to find the treasures that fall winds leave on the ground. We’re enjoying the warmer weather for one last day before the chilly air and rains greet us again.
I’m seriously hoping that the past few days were just a phase… I’m not ready for non-napping kids yet!!