Thursday, July 26, 2012

Never Take a Nap Day

Summer has been great.  We have sort of gone as the wind blows and made up each day as we go.  Ayden Jane does love structure, but we have found a happy medium by sort of planning our day when we wake up.  Things like swim team, PT and horses have added just enough "important" things to do that AJ has been good.

As for naps, they are often not convenient.  I would gladly be done with them and we sort of gave it a trial run.  Ayden Jane tries to declare every day, 'Never take a nap day.'  I went with it for a bit and discovered that she can infact skip the nap.  In the name of activity and weight loss/stabilizing it seems like skipping a nap is totally the way to go.  Add in the desire to have her sleep a little later and soundly through the night and common sense says make every day 'Never take a nap day.'

Well, it doesn't work that way.  Now I am glad to say that a day here and there with no nap seems to work just fine, but string them together and it just doesn't really work.  Ayden Jane stays awake with no problem and talks non stop, but she just doesn't really play hard.  I reinstated the nap with no options and she is so happy, active and cooperative.  Today we went to the beach at about 10:30 and the kids boogie boarded for nearly 2 hours straight.  She just kept going and going.  Her nap was a bit later since we got home closer to 2:30 and by the time we had lunch and a shower...  But then after her nap she was great and stayed up until nearly 9.

I think it is official, Never take a nap day is an occasional holiday, not a new trend.

These pictures are just for fun.  This is what a child who has spent way too much time boogie boardin' with sunscreen not quite applied properly.  Those little eyes were red inside and out!

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1 comment:

  1. A~man is 12 and still needs a nap! I have tried days without, and you are right it works occasionally, but he NEEDS a nap. uhh and so do I! :)

    I nominated your blog for a Liebster Award.