Friday, October 17, 2014

The end of the nap era?

This is becoming a more common occurrence in our house. Cheese Puff really needs an afternoon nap, but he's not exactly taking one. It all started when he realized he could climb out of his crib.

He was pretty good about staying in at night, but during the day, he preferred to scale the sides as soon as the door was shut and run down the hall fist pumping, yelling, "I did it!"

We moved him to a big boy bed two weeks ago. He LOVES it! And has only fallen out of it twice. (We pile several pillows on the floor each night.)

But I'm not even attempting a nap in that bed. He does such a good time with it at bedtime that I don't want to risk it.

I'm trying to move us to an afternoon nap while picking up his brothers, but some days he just doesn't make it. I believe this was after a big morning in pre-school. He requested applesauce, and in the time it took me to pour him a bowl, he passed out on the couch.

Today, he passed out 5 minutes before we left. I went to put up some folded clothes, and found him zonked out on the couch, clutching a car. Lucky for me, he is pretty good at sleeping through a move from the couch to the carseat. He slept right until we pulled back in the driveway, and woke up fairly refreshed.

Speaking of the carseat, here's our youngest (and most rhythmic) child dancing to the radio.
Obviously, Little Elvis is NOT a fan of that song. It's by a girl. He prefers 80s hair bands. He was born in the wrong era as far as his musical tastes are concerned. 


Blogger Ann Wyse said...

Oh, naps! When they're working they're great, and when they're in transition... UGH! In some ways, I can't wait to be free of the nap. I'm hoping your transition period goes as quickly and and painlessly as possible!

The video crakes me up. And LE at the end. So serious. Made me smile, too!

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