Nap time is in general a load of nonsense. You spend most of your time trying to train the kids to go the F to sleep and then finally once they get the hang of it for a day, you have to train them all over again with later sleep time or longer wake times. UGH! The insanity.
Of course just as I sat down to write this little tidbit…they both wake up from their one and only nap of the day. That’s right. Gone are the days of three or two separate naps to give me a glimpse at my sanity. We have now officially transitioned to one nap. This means the devils are awake from 6:30/7am until about 11 or so and with any amount of luck they will atleast sleep until 1:30pm. Today we are a half a buck short. Which just means…an earlier bed time! 6pm….WOOHOO!!!
In some ways this one nap a day thing is great because its a longer stretch of time (usually if everyone frickin cooperates!). I can get a lot done in that time and I also feel like I’ve had a real break from the chaos. However, that massive long stretch of awake time on either side of that nap is horrendous. Its enough to make me want to poke my eyes out with a rusty fork.
The boys are in an INCREDIBLY clingy/whiny/jealousy stage which is driving me up the wall. I can’t even wash bottles without someone pushing on my legs or crying on the floor about how hard their life is. Days are long…and hard…and they definitely make me think about why I went through IVF. But then…nap comes…and bedtime also comes…and its all worth it again!
Anyone else in the transition phase? I need good ideas of what to do with them on hot summer days. Some kind of good activity for them. Any hints? Other than me drinking on the deck and letting them soak themselves at the water table? HA…just kidding. I don’t day drink alone. That’s just wrong!