Right now I can hear you upstairs, jumping in your crib and yelling at the top of your lungs and from the sounds of it, throwing things at the wall. You have been in there since 12:30 and now it's 1:30. Did you forget that you woke up at 5am this morning for the THIRD DAY IN A ROW? I know that it's my "day off" and you're excited to have me to yourself all day, but seriously. How can you stay up for 7 hours and not be falling-down tired? Or as my text-messaging friends would say, WTF?
I'm writing you with a little request. I've noticed that for the past few days you have been refusing to sleep during the day. It's almost like when you were 3 months old and you would only sleep for 20 minutes at a time. Don't you remember how much we struggled with the whole nap thing? 6 MONTHS. 6 LONG MONTHS before you took a nap that lasted longer than half an hour. And you were doing so well! I'm starting to think you were lulling me into a false sense of security with the 2 and 3 hour naps you've been taking for the past couple of months. Maybe you even read my "21 months old today" post where I bragged about it, and now you're teaching me a lesson in humility. Whatever the case, I'm asking (begging) you - please tell me you're not giving up on naps already. You're not even 2 yet! Mommy needs naptime as much as you do, maybe more. When else can I drink my coffee without you pulling on my arm begging, "foffee? foffee?", or mop the yogurt/applesauce/ oatmeal/etc. off the kitchen floor, or pack these frigging boxes so we can move next week? If you never take a nap, how will I ever beat Diner Dash 2?
So J, please do Mommy a favor. Go to sleep. It doesn't have to be two hours, or even one. 45 minutes would be great. If you really want to skip your naps, wait until Monday when you go back to day care.
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