As of today....we are doing something new that I wasn't prepared to do.
Alex will no longer be taking a nap.
I've been struggling for weeks to get him to sleep in the afternoon but he keeps going into Mallory's room and screwing around and keeping her from sleeping. I've used every single Super Nanny trick I know to get him to stop but it just doesn't.
We took all of the toys out of his room, took away the tent over his bed and one by one we removed his stuffed animal family. It's like he doesn't care if these things are taken away.
Yesterday, he took a bottle of lotion into his sister's room and squirted it all over and then after being put back to bed, took a giant bottle of baby powder to her room and spread it everywhere.
I really, really needed a drink.
We ended up deciding that maybe he doesn't need to rest and the only way to make sure that Mallory gets a good nap is to stop his naps.
This, however, is not making Mama very happy. I use the naptime (when children are actually sleeping) to get housework done and watch The Young and The Restless. Now I feel like I don't have MY time anymore and will have to find things to keep him entertained.
I really, really need a drink.....
EDITED: I wrote this last night...after a very long day. As I was going to bed last night, I peeked in on Alex and watched him sleep and realized that this is an opportunity for me to spend some quality one on one time with my son. I will find things for us to do and we will have a great time together. I was looking at this all wrong....
Have a great day!