Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ellie's Confession



This Mama Bear is sad, but I recognize that I been spoiled in that Ellie has napped this many years. 

Now, when 4pm rolls around, who wants to take over watching overtired, cranky Bear?  Any takers?

Even if I provide free coffee?

What about access to unlimited episodes for Sofia the First?

7 comments:

  1. Ummmmm...if that face is what I'll get, then nothankyou...LOL Omg, she's still adorable, though!! I remember how sad I was when Samantha gave up her naps, but it was definitely time, and I'm sure you'll see it that way...eventually... :-) Hang in there!

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    1. It has been a rough few weeks. She isn't completely ready but I will not have her taking a nap at 5pm! She went from 2 hour naps daily to the occasional skipped nap to completely nothing. She is in meltdown mode around 4pm. Sigh. I am lucky though that she napped for so long though so I cannot really complain. I just makes her afternoon therapies rather trying. And dinner time. And bedtime.

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    2. You could take her to a playground to burn her energy off as what my mother and I do with my 4 year-old nephew when he starts to get loud and fussy.

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  2. I hear you! And I hate 6-7pm more......O is just a nut at the point. He hadn't taken a nap since last Friday and he took a 2 hour one today because he needed it. We do quiet time in his room for about 2 hours everyday, but frankly, he bangs around and kicks the door so much that it's not quiet or relaxing for me. Sometimes I even wear headphones and listen to music because he's such a pill.

    That said, we're going to a birthday party on Saturday during what was his normal nap time and I'm kinda excited because we can actually go to the party and he'll have fun (it's in a YMCA gym with a basketball hoop) and enjoy himself and he won't be cranky. Also for us, he is going to full day Kindy next year and there won't be time to nap, Having been witness to his behavior lately, I actually know that he can handle it, he isn't cranky at that time (the crankies come much later in the evening for us), and he'll be fine riding home on the bus. So even though this "experiment" isn't something I was ready for, it's shown me some important stuff for next fall.

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    1. Wise words, Stephanie. We do quiet time too. We need it! Bear used to kick and carry on but I started to let her bring in a few toys now. She mostly plays. You have a good point about the birthday parties and kindy. Bear has a late birthday so she will still be in Pre-K next year, but there are some things that fall right when her nap used to be so I am excited for her that she can attend.

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    2. That was something else I was going to mention: we've been able to go to the zoo, the play place at a very clean and quiet McDonald's, open gyms, the library and most of them all we run into (if at all) are a few other preschoolers. Most of the younger kids and babies are at home taking naps, so we often have the run of the place, which is great!

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  3. It's a problem, but it's a good problem! She's growing up, Mom. :) My girls always enjoyed 'quiet time' where they could grab a blanket and stuffed animal, then read or watch cartoons. Hope this phase goes quickly for you!

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