Last Sunday afternoon, I thought I was going to lose it. It was 1:30pm and I was trying to come to grips with the fact that my children were skipping their nap. Again. Last week on two days none of the boys napped. On three days last week only one child napped (they rotated who would nap). Know what that means? On only two days last week did all three of the boys nap. Ugh!
If the boys would crash early at bedtime as a result of not napping I may have been able to cope a bit better. Instead they would still take 45 minutes or so to fall asleep AND they were getting up at 6:30am. AHHHHH!
Monday afternoon I tried something. My Parents As Teachers parent educator suggested a couple of months ago that I split them up for naps. I tried it once and it didn’t go so well, so didn’t try again. Monday I decided it was worth a try. I told the boys we’d take turns sleeping in various spots, but Chase was still sad that he had to start the rotation in his own bed.