I have children who like to sleep. I’m sorry, I know this upsets some of you. If it makes you feel any better, they weren’t good sleepers until they were about 1. But ever since then, they’ve been excellent sleepers. Including naps. Olivia and Gabe took naps all through Kindergarten and will still take one once in a while. Matthew still naps every day.
Last Friday, I decided to let him skip his nap and have a playdate. He was so excited. All was good until about 5:00 when I decided to make dinner. This is what I found when it was time to eat:
Clearly, he’s not ready to give up his nap. He was a total mess the rest of the night. As I was tucking him in around 8:00, he looks up at me with tears in his eyes (I’m sure he’ll be a performer some day, he’s got knack for the dramatics) and says…
Mommy, I’m never, ever, ever skipping my nap again!