Every parent knows that a child's naptime is glorious downtime. So, when I wake up in the morning and I am already exhausted, I know that I just have to make it to naptime. I typically use naptime to either get stuff done or recharge my batteries.
Today was the first day both our kids did not have a nap. Needless to say, I am exhausted. Aves is pretty exhausted too. She is giddy and bumping into stuff. It's pretty cute, actually.
Aves has been saying "no nap" for the last couple of weeks but we've still been able to get her down. Today, she absolutely refused. I lay in her room with her for 1.5 hours but to no avail. How is it that a 2.5-year-old does not nap?! Josh JUST stopped napping about a month ago. He's almost 5! And even then, he still passes out from exhaustion occasionally.
I know that kids don't nap forever, but they have been insofar as my parenting lifetime. And it seems like 2.5 years is so young to not nap! I know Aves will likely still have naps here and there, but since she's been fighting it for the past couple of weeks, I feel like this is the beginning of the end. So, we will try to gracefully transition into the next chapter in this book of parenting - adapting to life with no naps. Sigh...
P.S. The silver lining in all of this, of course, is that Aves did not complain at all when it was FINALLY bedtime!