Thanks to all who joined my Facebook Live earlier this week, and offered suggestions and help with how to deal with kids who are transitioning out of naps! For more on what we talked about, and to watch the video, scroll to the bottom of this post.
It was one of THOSE days.
The toddlers fought naps for 2 hours.
That is enough to make anyone certifiable. Period.
Once they finally fell asleep, *I kid you not,* the baby woke up literally 60 seconds later.
I texted the husband, verbatim: “I AM NOT COOKING TONIGHT. Pick up sushi. And I will be drinking a martini when you get home.”
Done. Done. Done.
Oh-So-Very-Long. Like, You-Forgot-How-Long.
Don’t tell me how I need to savor it today.
Because I don’t want to hear it.
The only thing I am savoring right now is this martini.
The struggle is real and I need vodka.
When I shared my issue on Facebook Live earlier this week (see video below), you offered some great suggestions for how to survive the no-nap blues, including:
- Set up a special “fort” with blankets and books they don’t normally get to read
- Turn on YouTube and let them dance and get out their energy
- Watch a movie
- Have a relaxing family time, such as sitting on a hammock together or on a blanket outside
- Give them screen time, and add headphones for extra alone time
- Lock them in the backyard and make them play outside
- Let them draw, paint and do quiet crafts at the table
Scroll to 20:45 for a 1-minute wrap-up, and to see my crazy messy house!
Any more to add? Share them in the comments section below!