95% of the time, my 2 year old and 4 year old are awesome nappers. My 4 year old still takes 90 minute naps and my 2 year old takes 2 hour + naps. They normally like nap time – welcoming it with tired yawns and sleepy eyes.
We switched their rooms, my oldest daughter going into the slightly smaller room and my youngest daughter and all of her cars taking the larger room. For the first three nights, things were awesome. To be honest every night is awesome. They both go to sleep easily and stay asleep all night long. It’s been two weeks and I don’t regret the decision at all.
Nap time on the other hand, has become a battle. It’s not that they aren’t tired, because they are both exhausted by the time nap time rolls around. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week has been dubbed, “Battle of the Wills”.
Here’s what was happening:
Because my oldest daughter is now closest to the hallway, she has taken it upon herself to explore the linen closet, Master Bedroom and her bathroom when she should be asleep. I have found random odds and ends scattered throughout her bedroom as evidence of these mischievous ‘outings’. I know she’s getting into the linen closet because there is a bucket of dry erase markers in there. With a red marker, she took the liberty of writing her name on the wall, on the stairway banister and on her quilt (she REALLY loves her name). Once she realizes that her little sister is asleep, she will ransack her room, waking her up.
So, I devised a plan.
See, I knew she was getting out of bed, but if she just stayed in bed she would fall asleep and so would her sister. I decided to hide, even though I knew it was going to scare her. Here’s to guessing she will never try to come out of her room at nap time other than to go to the bathroom. She saw me and immediately screamed, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING UP HERE?”
One guess kid.
Making sure you nap so that you can act like a sane person.
Needless to say, no baking was done at nap time because I was hiding out in the hallway, stalking my kids. Never in my life did I think being a parent would make me creepy, but it has.
If you didn’t already know that the Hunger Games has been made into a move and is being released in March, I’m here to inform you. Even better than that, Taylor Swift is on the soundtrack and I just adore this song. It’s so awesome. I’m sharing it for the link up today with Goodnight-Moon. Taylor Swift, Safe and Sound.
After listening to it, that song might be a little creepy too. Here’s to creepy me and my creepy song.