Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm NOT ready for this

but it seems that my girls are. They have not been napping. Instead, Maddie and Gwyn have decided that taking the sheets off their bed is a fun and important thing to do. Once they accomplish that feat, they start on their clothing, including diapers. When I tell them not to do it any more, they very sweetly say "Okay Mama" and then do it again the next day. Lana is in a seperate room, and perfected the clothing and diaper removal long ago. She is past that and on to just staying awake and sometimes crying.

I remember when Everett was at this stage. We kept a small bookshelf in his room so that he would have something to do quietly when he wasn't sleeping, but had to remove it because he started tearing pages. We also had one poo incident involving walls, carpet, and one carefully "painted" board book. Thankfully this was not repeated! I remember that one of his favorite activities was completely taking his bed apart (sheets, mattress cover, and mattress all on the floor) and "surfing" on his bed. I finally gave in and decided that this would be his special time with me.

Well, he has been a good helper and little friend during those couple of hours for a long time now. I don't want to give up that time each day! I think that I will keep taping diapers and put some quiet toys in the girls' room and hope for some "quiet time" each day, but I can see that my break time is coming to a close.

[Cue sad music]

PS--I finally got my summer haircut today! I will post pictures after I style it for myself. Beauticians never do it quite the way I would.


HappyStretchedThin said...

Good idea! Bring on those pictures, you gorgeous babe, you!

Lara said...

I hate when they give up their naps. My two olders were done by 18 months. Sophie is still going strong and I'm praying she'll go a long time! :) Good luck!

Six-Pack Momma said...

Oh, sad day. I can't imagine it times three!

MaryBeth said...

I'm afraid we're about to loose our nap here too! Ella was all done with them by age 2, so I guess it makes sense that M,K,and S would be giving them up soon. Today was the first day I've had where absolutely nobody slept during the afternoon. Oh, what are we going to do with no down time during the day?!? Is bedtime earlier at your house when they don't nap?

thedietrichs said...

I love nap times! But now just have quiet time. Hannah who did not take naps does now that Natalie is away at school. The children have very little in their room so that I can have them stay "saftly" there for quiet time.